Corneal confocal microscopy: a novel means to detect nerve fibre damage in idiopathic small fibre neuropathy.

@article{Tavakoli2010CornealCM,
  title={Corneal confocal microscopy: a novel means to detect nerve fibre damage in idiopathic small fibre neuropathy.},
  author={Mitra Tavakoli and Andrew Marshall and Robert D. S. Pitceathly and Hassan Fadavi and David D. Gow and Mark E. Roberts and Nathan Efron and Andrew J M Boulton and Rayaz A. Malik},
  journal={Experimental neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={223 1},
  pages={245-50}
}
Patients with idiopathic small fibre neuropathy (ISFN) have been shown to have significant intraepidermal nerve fibre loss and an increased prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). It has been suggested that the dysglycemia of IGT and additional metabolic risk factors may contribute to small nerve fibre damage in these patients. Twenty-five patients with ISFN and 12 aged-matched control subjects underwent a detailed evaluation of neuropathic symptoms, neurological deficits (Neuropathy… CONTINUE READING