Hypertriglyceridemia may cause a subclinical peripheral neuropathy

V. E. Drory*, G. B. Groozman, A. Rubinstein, A. D. Korczyn

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Recently few patients with a painful neuropathy, attributed to extremely high triglyceride levels, were reported. In a prospective study, we evaluated 16 patients with marked hypertriglyceridemia without other causes of neuropathy, using nerve conduction and autonomic function tests. Six subjects (37%) showed mild signs of an asymptomatic motor and/or sensory and/or autonomic axonal polyneuropathy. The study demonstrates, that hypertriglyceridemia may be associated with a mild axonal polyneuropathy, usually subclinical, in significantly more patients than previously considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalElectromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1999


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