Peripheral Nerve Damage Common Within First 10 Years, Review Finds

Peripheral Nerve Damage Common Within First 10 Years, Review Finds

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Peripheral Nerve Damage Common Within First 10 Years, Review Finds

Nearly 30% of scleroderma patients have nerve damage outside of the brain and spinal cord — called peripheral neuropathy — and it most frequently appears in the first decade after disease onset, according to a review study. Notably, this frequency is higher than that reported for the general population, the researchers said, suggesting that scleroderma patients are at higher risk of “a wide spectrum of clinical disorders affecting sensory, motor, and autonomic peripheral nerve fibers…

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