Clinical presentations and electromyographical aspects in toxic neuropathies

ConclusionPeripheral neuropathies secondary to toxins are increasingly considered but can be difficult to definitively diagnose especially when it presents with a subacute severe form mimicking Guillain-Barré syndrome. Yet, detecting the syndromic presentation and a history of toxin exposure can facilitate prompt and accurate diagnosis.
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

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