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Hereditary Neuropathy and Genetic Testing: Q&A

Hereditary neuropathies refer to a group of nerve disorders that lead to weakness and wasting of the muscles generally below the knees, and in the hands, and that may be passed from parents to children. For several of these conditions, the genetic defect is known, and tests are available for diagnosis and prenatal counseling. Q&A …

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Speak For Your Feet Contest for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), or nerve damage caused by diabetes, is one of the most known causes of neuropathy. DPN can be a common complication that affects the extremities and normally presents itself as a loss of sensation, most often described as numbness and tingling. Symptoms of DPN can also cause debilitating pain which is …

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Small Fiber Neuropathy: Q&A

Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is a common, yet underappreciated, subclass of peripheral neuropathy. While SFN shares many features with large fiber neuropathy, it has unique aspects in its evaluation and management that warrant particular attention. Q&A with Amro Stino, MD On July 11, 2022, the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) welcomed Amro Stino, MD, from …

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Dana’s Story: My Personal Journey with Small Fiber Neuropathy

I’m writing this essay for a couple of reasons: as a way to bring more awareness to small fiber neuropathy (SFN) and explain its toll on me personally. The symptoms of small fiber neuropathy vary greatly person to person. But for me, it is chronic pain. I’ve been in pain ever since I can remember. …

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Anti-MAG Peripheral Neuropathy: Q&A

Anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy (Immunoglobulin M(IgM) Anti-Myelin Associated Glycoprotein Peripheral Neuropathy) is a rare autoimmune variety of peripheral neuropathy. In this type of PN, a person’s own immune system attacks cells that are specific in maintaining a healthy peripheral nervous system. As these cells are destroyed by antibodies, they lose function and create problems in both …

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Join The Speak For Your Feet Contest!

More than 37 million people in the U.S. live with diabetes today. 1 And for many of them, nerve damage caused by diabetes – a condition called diabetic peripheral neuropathy or diabetic nerve pain – is a common complication that most often affects the lower extremities and normally presents itself as tingling, numbness, burning, shooting …

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Jen and Rosy’s Story: Two Moms Unite Over Small Fiber Neuropathy

Small Fiber Neuropathy brings two women together in friendship and for a cause Rosy George and Jen Roland were strangers living hundreds of miles apart. Soon after her life-changing diagnosis, Rosy of New York reached out to the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy looking for support. She was given Jen’s contact information, a young mom from …

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CLINICAL HIGHLIGHTS: PNS Meeting 2022

The Peripheral Nerve Society Annual Meeting was held in Miami in May 2022. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy is pleased to be able to provide a summary of some of the clinical studies presented at the conference. Study teams reported on natural history studies and (clinical) intervention trials for Peripheral Neuropathies who concluded over the …

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