Journal article

Current therapeutic strategies for patients with polyneuropathies secondary to inherited metabolic disorders

TM Burns, MM Ryan, B Darras, HR Jones

Mayo Clinic Proceedings | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2003

Abstract

Supportive care, symptomatic treatment, and patient education should be provided for patients with inherited or acquired polyneuropathies. In addition, specific treatment is available for many of the acquired polyneuropathies. Genetic counseling is valuable for many patients with inherited polyneuropathies, but only rarely is specific treatment an option for these patients. However, specific treatments are available for many of the rare and devastating systemic disorders associated with polyneuropathies. Thus, clinicians must promptly diagnose these inherited disorders so that specific treatment may be initiated. The clinical features of these rare inherited disorders are emphasized.