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[polyneuropathies]: what is the usual pattern of distribution or weakness/sensory loss?

distal

(aka glove and stocking)

2

[polyneuropathies]: is the pattern usually symmetrical?

Yes

3

[polyneuropathies]: name 3 predominantly motor peripheral polyneuropathies? (3)

Guillan Barre
Lead Poisoning
Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome

4

[polyneuropathies]: name 3 predominantly sensory peripheral polyneuropathies? (3)

DM
Renal failure
Leprosy

5

[polyneuropathies]: palpable nerve thickening would be found which 2 diseases

Charcot-marie-tooth
Leprosy

6

[polyneuropathies]: motor impairment will display what pattern of lesion?

LMNL

7

[polyneuropathies]: what gene would you specifically test for in Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome

PMP22

8

[polyneuropathies]: what investigation could you perform to distinguish demyelinating from axonal degeneration

nerve conduction studies

9

[polyneuropathies]: What does CIPD stand for?

chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy

10

[polyneuropathies]: what is the Tx for neuropathic pain?

amitriptyline

11

[polyneuropathies]: how can you remember whether erections and ejaculation are parasympathetic or sympthetic

Point and Shoot
Erection = para
Ejaculation = sympathetic

12

[polyneuropathies]: autonomic neuropathy would result in what

f

13

[polyneuropathies]: how can you remember whether erections and ejaculation are parasympathetic or sympthetic

Point and Shoot
Erection = para
Ejaculation = sympathetic

14

[polyneuropathies]: give 5 metabolic causes of polyneuropathy

DM
Renal failure
Hypothyroidism
Hypoglycaemia
mitochondrial disorders

15

[charcot-marie-tooth]: by what other name is this disease known as

peroneal muscular atrophy

16

[charcot-marie-tooth]: what is the most common mode of inheritance

AD

17

[charcot-marie-tooth]: what is the first presentation patients become aware of usually (2)

weak legs
foot drop

18

[charcot-marie-tooth]: which muscles atrophy

peroneal

19

[charcot-marie-tooth]: what is the syndrome defining appearance of the legs

inverted champagne bottle appearance