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Clinical, electrophysiological, quantitative, histologic and ultrastructural studies of the index branch of the radial cutaneous nerve in leprosy. I. Preliminary report.
Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1975 Apr-Jun; 43(2):106-13.IJ

Abstract

The index branch of the radial cutaneous nerve has been demonstrated as a constant nerve which can readily biopsied under local anesthesia and yields a nerve which is of suitable size for quantitative and qualitative studies both by light and electron microscopy. It supplies a limited but constant area where the sensory loss does not disturb the patient. Definite ultrastructural changes have been demonstrated in the clinically normal nerves of leprosy patients. These nerves have also revealed a loss in the small myelinated and unmyelinated fibers, which correlated with the common clinical findings of the absence of sweating and dissociated sensory loss in this disease. Gross damage has been encountered in nerves which showed only early signs of clinical damage even with refined methods of sensory testing. These nerves would have passed as normal on routine testing by No. 5 nylon. Regeneration of small fibers was noted following loss of large size fibers. Nerve conduction velocity may be a useful tool in early diagnosis.

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PubMed ID

1238371

Citation

Antia, N H., et al. "Clinical, Electrophysiological, Quantitative, Histologic and Ultrastructural Studies of the Index Branch of the Radial Cutaneous Nerve in Leprosy. I. Preliminary Report." International Journal of Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases : Official Organ of the International Leprosy Association, vol. 43, no. 2, 1975, pp. 106-13.
Antia NH, Mehta L, Shetty V, et al. Clinical, electrophysiological, quantitative, histologic and ultrastructural studies of the index branch of the radial cutaneous nerve in leprosy. I. Preliminary report. Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1975;43(2):106-13.
Antia, N. H., Mehta, L., Shetty, V., & Irani, P. F. (1975). Clinical, electrophysiological, quantitative, histologic and ultrastructural studies of the index branch of the radial cutaneous nerve in leprosy. I. Preliminary report. International Journal of Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases : Official Organ of the International Leprosy Association, 43(2), 106-13.
Antia NH, et al. Clinical, Electrophysiological, Quantitative, Histologic and Ultrastructural Studies of the Index Branch of the Radial Cutaneous Nerve in Leprosy. I. Preliminary Report. Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1975 Apr-Jun;43(2):106-13. PubMed PMID: 1238371.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clinical, electrophysiological, quantitative, histologic and ultrastructural studies of the index branch of the radial cutaneous nerve in leprosy. I. Preliminary report. AU - Antia,N H, AU - Mehta,L, AU - Shetty,V, AU - Irani,P F, PY - 1975/4/1/pubmed PY - 1975/4/1/medline PY - 1975/4/1/entrez SP - 106 EP - 13 JF - International journal of leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases : official organ of the International Leprosy Association JO - Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis VL - 43 IS - 2 N2 - The index branch of the radial cutaneous nerve has been demonstrated as a constant nerve which can readily biopsied under local anesthesia and yields a nerve which is of suitable size for quantitative and qualitative studies both by light and electron microscopy. It supplies a limited but constant area where the sensory loss does not disturb the patient. Definite ultrastructural changes have been demonstrated in the clinically normal nerves of leprosy patients. These nerves have also revealed a loss in the small myelinated and unmyelinated fibers, which correlated with the common clinical findings of the absence of sweating and dissociated sensory loss in this disease. Gross damage has been encountered in nerves which showed only early signs of clinical damage even with refined methods of sensory testing. These nerves would have passed as normal on routine testing by No. 5 nylon. Regeneration of small fibers was noted following loss of large size fibers. Nerve conduction velocity may be a useful tool in early diagnosis. SN - 0148-916X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1238371/Clinical_electrophysiological_quantitative_histologic_and_ultrastructural_studies_of_the_index_branch_of_the_radial_cutaneous_nerve_in_leprosy__I__Preliminary_report_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/mycobacterialinfections.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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