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Publication Name World Journal of Clinical Cases
Manuscript ID 6136
Country/Territory Italy
Received
2013-10-04 21:02
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2014-02-19 14:54
ISSN 2307-8960 (online)
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Category Clinical Neurology
Manuscript Type Minireviews
Article Title Unilateral peripheral neuropathic pain: The role of neurodiagnostic skin biopsy
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Michelangelo Buonocore
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Corresponding author Michelangelo Buonocore, MD, Clinical Neurophysiology Unit, “Salvatore Maugeri” Foundation-Scientific Institute of Pavia, Via Maugeri 10, 27100 Pavia, Italy. michelangelo.buonocore@fsm.it
Key Words Skin biopsy; Neuropathic pain; Diagnosis; Peripheral nerve lesion; Innervation
Core Tip The demonstration of a lesion or disease involving the somatosensory system is mandatory for the diagnosis of definite neuropathic pain. Unfortunately, none of the currently available methods is suitable for every type of nerve lesion. Neurodiagnostic skin biopsy (NSB) is an objective method to measure the density of epidermal sensory small fibers. In case of unilateral nerve lesions, it goes beyond the diagnostic possibilities of neurophysiological tests, allowing the diagnosis of axonal neuropathies of peripheral nerves supplying every body part covered by skin. For these reasons, NSB represents a precious tool for the diagnosis of peripheral unilateral neuropathic pain.
Publish Date 2014-02-19 14:54
Citation Buonocore M. Unilateral peripheral neuropathic pain: The role of neurodiagnostic skin biopsy. World J Clin Cases 2014; 2(2): 27-31 Available from: URL: http://www.wjgnet.com/2307-8960/full/v2/i2/27.htm DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v2.i2.27
Url http://www.wjgnet.com/2307-8960/full/v2/i2/27.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v2.i2.27
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