Laboratory Abnormalities in Polyneuropathy and Electrophysiological Correlations

Alon Abraham, Ari Breiner, Carolina Barnett, Hans D. Katzberg, Mylan Ngo, Leif E. Lovblom, Bruce A. Perkins, Vera Bril
2018 Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences  
AbstractTo study the frequency of laboratory test abnormalities, and electrophysiological correlations, we performed a retrospective chart review of 226 patients with polyneuropathy. The frequency of laboratory test abnormalities, and correlations with electrophysiological findings were explored. Abnormal glucose handling tests were the most common findings (54%), followed by paraproteinemia (21%) and anemia (21%). The frequencies of paraproteinemia and anemia in our cohort were significantly
more » ... ere significantly higher than previously reported. In addition, several laboratory abnormalities correlated with electrophysiological findings of median neuropathy at the wrist, expanding current knowledge about the deleterious effects of various metabolic and hematologic derangements at this site.
doi:10.1017/cjn.2017.298 pmid:29433597 fatcat:yyvyeisnjbhsbjs42ikj2bfzaq