Accurate diagnosis of chronic inflammatory neuropathy with nerve conduction and ultrasound measures

Takeaway

  • A short sonographic protocol showed good diagnostic sensitivity and specificity for chronic inflammatory neuropathy, with further diagnoses allowed by addition of nerve ultrasound.

Why this matters

    Results support sonography of median nerve at forearm, upper arm, and C5 nerve root combined with nerve ultrasound as part of the diagnostic workup of people suspected of having a form of chronic inflammatory neuropathy.