Diagnosis of Late-Stage, Early-Onset, Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy
Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016
Veterans Biomedical Research Institute East Orange United States
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Gulf War Veterans report chronic multi-symptoms similar to that found in the treatable nerve disease small-fiber polyneuropathy SFPN. Dr. Oaklanders preliminary evidence showed 47 of Gulf War Veterans had results consistent with SFPN. Evaluation for SFPN is expensive and lengthy. The aim of this research is to 1 develop screening tools for simple diagnosis by using patient-report symptom questionnaire and standardized medical exams, 2 develop biotechnology tools for simple diagnosis sweat testing and pupilometry, 3 identify gene polymorphisms to detect risk for SFPN.
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