Sympathetic skin response - A method of assessing unmyelinated axon dysfunction in peripheral neuropathies

B. T. Shahani, J. J. Halperin, P. Boulu, J. Cohen

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Abstract

The sympathetic skin response (SSR) was measured in 33 patients with peripheral neuropathies and in 30 normal control subjects. Abnormalities of the response were correlated with clinical, pathologic, and EMG observations. The response was usually absent in axonal neuropathies, but present in demyelinating disorders. Abnormalities of the sympathetic skin response did not correlate well with clinical evidence of dysautonomia, but were a reliable indicator of disorders affecting unmyelinated axons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)536-542
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume47
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Skin Abnormalities
Primary Dysautonomias
Demyelinating Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Axons
Skin

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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In: Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Vol. 47, No. 5, 01.01.1984, p. 536-542.

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