Value of thyroid and rheumatologic studies in the evaluation of peripheral neuropathy.

@article{Gallagher2013ValueOT,
  title={Value of thyroid and rheumatologic studies in the evaluation of peripheral neuropathy.},
  author={Gary W Gallagher and Amanda Rabquer and Kevin Kerber and Bernadette Calabek and Brian C Callaghan},
  journal={Neurology. Clinical practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={90-98}
}
Peripheral neuropathy is a common disorder, often prompting an extensive initial laboratory evaluation. The initial evaluation is particularly challenging to primary care physicians and neurologists because of the broad differential diagnosis. Although screening thyroid and rheumatologic tests are frequently ordered, the diagnostic yield of these tests is unclear. Data from our institution were collected on patient demographics, clinical characteristics including warning signs suggestive of a… CONTINUE READING
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