Keyword: peripheral neuropathy

How do you diagnose neuropathy in someone with celiac disease?

A nerve conduction study is generally used as the initial diagnostic step. However, the nerve conduction study is often normal in patients with an early neuropathy or a neuropathy that only involves the small fiber nerves. Quantitative sweat test and skin biopsy with measurement of intraepithelial nerve fiber density are other modalities that can be… Read more »

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What is neuropathy?

Peripheral nerves can be divided into sensory, motor and autonomic, based on their function. The sensory nerves carry impulses from the nerve ending in the skin, muscle, or joints to the spinal cord and brain. On the other hand, the motor nerves extend from certain areas in the brain or spinal cord to different muscles…. Read more »

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