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      Reversible Neuropathy in Chronic Renal Failure

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          Chronic renal failure is associated with distal symmetrical axonal neuropathy. We report a 50-year-old man who suffered from chronic renal failure due to benign enlargement of the prostate. He presented with fever and rapidly developing pure motor neuropathy. The nerve conduction velocity was slow and the F response delayed, suggestive of demyelinating neuropathy. A sural nerve biopsy specimen was also consistent with demyelination and axonal changes. This patient improved significantly following intermittent catheterization and a short course of norfloxacin. Renal failure may be associated with reversible motor neuropathy.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1998
          September 1998
          04 September 1998
          : 80
          : 1
          : 63-65
          Affiliations
          a Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, and b Department of Pathology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
          Article
          45128 Nephron 1998;80:63–65
          10.1159/000045128
          9730706
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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