Mononeuritis Multiplex: The Yield of Evaluations for Occult Rheumatic Diseases

@article{Hellmann1988MononeuritisMT,
  title={Mononeuritis Multiplex: The Yield of Evaluations for Occult Rheumatic Diseases},
  author={David B. Hellmann and Timothy J. Laing and Michelle A. Petri and Quinn E. Whiting-O'Keefe and Gareth J. G. Parry},
  journal={Medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={67},
  pages={145–153}
}
We identified 35 patients who had electrodiagnostic evidence of mononeuritis multiplex and did not have diabetes or multiple nerve compressions. Their charts were reviewed to determine the etiologies of the mononeuritis multiplex and to determine how often the laboratory examination revealed a rheumatic disease in patients whose initial history and physical examination did not suggest that a rheumatic disease was present. In 11/35 (31%; CI = 17-49) a disorder capable of causing mononeuritis… 
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