Acute inflammatory neuropathy in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Neurology. 1999 Mar 10;52(4):859-61. doi: 10.1212/wnl.52.4.859.


The authors report an association between acute inflammatory neuropathy and previously undiagnosed Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A disease in a 15-year-old girl. Sural nerve biopsy study showed hypertrophic neuropathy with endoneurial infiltrates of macrophages and lymphocytes. This association may be coincidental, but a particular susceptibility to damage of these peripheral nerves cannot be excluded. This report confirms the importance of pes cavus as a sign of long-standing sensorimotor neuropathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Action Potentials / physiology
  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease / complications*
  • Electrophysiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / complications
  • Nervous System Diseases / complications*
  • Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology
  • Neural Conduction / physiology
  • Reaction Time / physiology
  • Sural Nerve / pathology