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A Palpable Cord!

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Thursday, October 23 2008 by rednucleus

Last modified on Thursday, October 23 2008.

Your internal medicine colleague has referred a case of peripheral neuropathy to you. His referral states that "there are some palpable nerves." Which one of the following is not on your differential diagnosis list?

 
        A) Amyloidosis
 
        B) Acromegaly
 
        C) Rufsum's disease
 
        D) Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type II
 
        E) Leprosy
 

 


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This question was created on October 23, 2008 by rednucleus.
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A) Amyloidosis

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With autonomic neuropathy.  (See References)

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B) Acromegaly

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Acromegaly per se does not cause peripheral polyneuropathy but can result in entrapment neuropathies.  (See References)

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C) Rufsum's disease

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With retinitis pigmentosa and skin thinking.  (See References)

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D) Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type II

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Type II disease is an axonal one; there is no demyelination with remyelination which are seen in type I disease.  (See References)

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E) Leprosy

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Due to bacterial infiltration.  (See References)

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References:

1. Victor, M., and Ropper, A.H. (2001). Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York. (ISBN:0070674973)Advertising:
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A Palpable Cord!
Question ID: 102308098
Question written by rednucleus. (C) FrontalCortex.com 2006-2009, all rights reserved. Created: 10/23/2008
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