Quantitative sensory testing: High sensitivity in small fiber neuropathy with normal NCS/EMG Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic
  • Gangliosides
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Myelin-Associated Glycoprotein

abstract

  • We evaluated the diagnostic sensitivity of quantitative sensory testing (QST), using the CASE IV system, in 14 patients with clinically diagnosed small-fiber neuropathy and normal traditional electrodiagnostic studies. All patients had at least 1 abnormal threshold, 13 patients had abnormal heat-pain thresholds, 8 had abnormal cold thresholds, and 7 had abnormal vibration thresholds. QST is therefore highly effective in documenting dysfunction in small fiber neuropathy patients.

publication date

  • December 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1046/j.1529-8027.2002.02029.x

PubMed ID

  • 12477168

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 225

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 7

number

  • 4