Peripheral neuropathy in systemic vasculitides.

  title={Peripheral neuropathy in systemic vasculitides.},
  author={Christian Pagnoux and L{\"o}ic Guillevin},
  journal={Current opinion in rheumatology},
  volume={17 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Peripheral nervous system (PNS) involvement is of great diagnostic value in systemic vasculitides, because it occurs frequently and often early during the course of these diseases, despite the supposed blood-nerve barrier that should prevent or at least minimize PNS damage. However, it carries no poor prognostic value in vasculitides. Recent advances have been made in understanding the pathogenetic mechanisms of PNS involvement. RECENT FINDINGS Vasculitic neuropathy may… CONTINUE READING


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