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Hi Monkey, there are lots of causes of neuropathy, here is some known causes that can be done by a laboratory.
Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases - Diabetes, Prediabetes, Hypothyroidism, Renal Failure, Porphyria.
Nutritional Diseases -Vitamin B12 deficiency, Vitamin B6 deficiency, Vitamin B6 toxicity, Vitamin B1 deficiency, Vitamin E deficiency, Folate deficiency.
Heavy Metal Toxicity - Lead, Arsenic, Mercury.
Autoantibodies to Peripheral Nerve Antigens.
Rheumatologic, Autoimmune, & Vasculitic Disease- Polyarteritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Wegener‘s granulomatosis, Sjogren‘s syndrome, Celiac disease.
Paraneoplastic Disease - Lung cancer, Monoclonal gammopathy, Myeloma, Macroglobulinemia, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Primary Amyloidosis.
Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases -AIDS, Lyme disease, Herpes zoster, Cytomegalovirus, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Parvovirus, Sarcoidosis

Whilst an EMG, Quanitive Sensory testing, Nerve conduction test, can show what damage is present but gives them no idea to what is causing the damage, has your neuro done any other tests besides the MRI ?

regards
Aussie :)





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