[Prevalence of polyneuropathies in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease].

A multicentric study of 151 COLD patients confirmed the increased prevalence of peripheral polyneuropathies (PNP) in hypoxaemic patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD). 43 (28%) of these 151 COLD patients showed a clinically manifest PNP, whereas in a comparative group of 32 asthmatics there were only 2 clinical PNP cases. Patients with known… CONTINUE READING