Esther Wagemann

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INTRODUCTION Sural nerve biopsy is an important means of establishing the diagnosis of inflammatory neuropathies. We investigated the diagnostic value of endoneurial edema. METHODS Diagnostic sural nerve biopsies from 42 patients with inflammatory and 28 patients with noninflammatory neuropathies were re-evaluated for the presence of endoneurial edema.(More)
Pellagra, caused by niacin deficiency, was described in 1730 by Casal in Spain and is specially frequent in alcoholics, subjects with malabsorption and mentally ill patients. We report three alcoholic patients (one female) aged 32, 57 and 26 years old, presenting with the typical desquamative and hyperpigmented lesions in exposed areas. One patient also had(More)
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