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Sources Used in Current Review

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (December 2014). Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm. Accessed May 19, 2016.

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy. Available online at https://www.foundationforpn.org. Accessed May 19, 2016.

Mayo Clinic (20 May 2016 updated). Peripheral Neuropathy. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/home/ovc-20204944. Accessed May 20, 2016.

Azhary H, Farooq MU, Bhanushali M, et al. Peripheral Neuropathy: Differential Diagnosis and Management. American Family Physician. 2010;81 (7):887-892.

Quest Diagnostics. Laboratory Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy. Available online at http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action?dc=WP_LabDiagnosis_PeripheralNeurop. Accessed November 2016.

Mikhael, Joseph. A Diagnostic Approach to Patients with an IgM Monoclonal Protein. The Hematologist. September-October 2014, Volume 11, Issue 5. Available online at http://www.hematology.org/Thehematologist/Ask/3186.aspx. Accessed November 2016.

Ramchandren S1, Lewis RA. An update on monoclonal gammopathy and neuropathy. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2012 Feb;12(1):102-10. Available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22090258. Accessed November 2016.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Dugdale, D. (Updated 2010 August 27). Peripheral neuropathy. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000593.htm. Accessed May 2011.

(2010 April 21). Peripheral Neuropathy. JAMA Patient Page v 303 (15) [On-line information]. PDF available for download at http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/303/15/1556.full.pdf. Accessed May 2011.

(Updated 2011 February 18) Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm. Accessed May 2011.

Lin, H. (Updated 2011 May 13). Diabetic Neuropathy. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1170337-overview. Accessed May 2011.

Sewell, A. (Updated 2010 September 27). Nutritional Neuropathy. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1171558-overview. Accessed May 2011.

Hill, H and Tebo, A. (Updated 2011 April). Neuropathic Disease. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/NeuropathicDz.html?client_ID=LTD. Accessed May 2011.

(2009 February). Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse [On-line information]. Available online at http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/neuropathies/. Accessed May 2011.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2009 November 3). Peripheral Neuropathy. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/peripheral-neuropathy/DS00131/METHOD=print. Accessed May 2011.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2010 April 15). Autonomic Neuropathy. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/autonomic-neuropathy/DS00544/METHOD=print. Accessed May 2011.

(Updated 2011 March 22). Giant Axonal Neuropathy. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gan/GiantAxonalNeuropathy.htm. Accessed May 2011.

(Updated 2011 February 15). Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Fact Sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/detail_charcot_marie_tooth.htm. Accessed May 2011.

Dugdale, D. (Updated 2010 August 27). Alcoholic neuropathy. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000714.htm. Accessed May 2011.

Eckman, A. (Updated 2010 April 19). Diabetic neuropathy. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000693.htm. Accessed May 2011.

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What is Neuropathy? Neuropathy Causes and Treatments. Medical News Today. Article date 29 Apr 2009. Available online at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/147963.php. Accessed August 2011.

ARUP Lab Tests. Motor Neuropathy Panel. Available online at http://www.aruplab.com/guides/ug/tests/0051225.jsp. Accessed August 2011.

Mayo Clinic. 57234 Clinical: Motor Neuropathy Antibody Panel (Serum). Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/57234. Accessed August 2011.

ARUP Lab Tests. Sensory Neuropathy Antibody Panel with Reflex to PCCA Titer, ANNA Titer & Neuronal Immunoblot. Available online at http://www.aruplab.com/guides/ug/tests/0051222.jsp. Accessed August 2011.

Quest Diagnostics. Motor and Sensory Neuropathy Panel. Available online at http://www.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/testmenu/jsp/showTestMenu.jsp?s=M&test_code=95775&fn=17540X.html&labCode=SJC. Accessed August 2011.

Nervous System Information. Body Guide, Powered by ADAM. Available online at http://www.pennmedicine.org/health_info/body_guide/reftext/html/nerv_sys_fin.html. Accessed August 2011. 

Neuropathic Pain. Weill Cornell Pain Medical College. Available online at http://www.cornellpainmedicine.com/health_library/neuropathic_pain.html. Accessed August 2011. 

Dr. Wayne Moore, Neuropathologist. Vancouver General Hospital Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada.

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