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Pract Neurol 13:408-411 doi:10.1136/practneurol-2012-000464
  • Therapeutic interventions

How to recognise and treat peripheral nervous system vasculitis

  1. J G Llewelyn1,2
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK
  2. 2Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  3. 3Department of Pharmacy, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr E A Marsh, Department of Neurology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, NP20 2UB, UK; eleanor.marsh{at}wales.nhs.uk

Abstract

Peripheral neuropathy can be the first and only manifestation of necrotising primary immune-mediated vasculitis which, carries a high mortality. A clear idea of how to both recognise and treat peripheral nervous system vasculitis is important. We provide a practical approach to immediate and longer term treatment protocols.


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