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Electrophysiological comparison between males and females in HNPP.
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PMID:  23207550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Some evidences highlighted a higher clinical expression of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy (HNPP) in males, and a higher load of traumatic nerve injuries due to different occupational activity has been invoked to explain this observation. It is unknown whether this increased clinical impairment corresponds to a greater electrophysiological involvement. Thus, we compared clinical and electrophysiological features between men and women in a large cohort of HNPP patients. Nerve palsies and electrophysiological abnormalities were more frequent in men, and electrophysiological findings which differentiated males from females did not show any age-related worsening. In conclusion, our findings showed a higher clinical and electrophysiological involvement in males which does not seem related to different cumulative nerve damage over time. We believe that the higher disease expression may increase the chance to detect the disease in males and, thereby, to underestimate the HNPP diagnosis in females.
Fiore Manganelli; Chiara Pisciotta; Raffaele Dubbioso; Valerio Maruotti; Rosa Iodice; Francesca Notturno; Lucia Ruggiero; Carmine Vitale; Maria Nolano; Antonino Uncini; Lucio Santoro
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-4
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Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1590-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurological Sciences, University Federico II of Naples, Via Sergio Pansini, 5, 80131, Naples, Italy.
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