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hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies

Paulo José Lorenzoni, Cláudia Suemi Kamoi Kay, Cristiane Cavalet, Raquel C Arndt, Lineu Cesar Werneck, Rosana Herminia Scola
The spectrum of clinical and electrophysiological features in hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is broad. We analyze a series of Brazilian patients with HNPP. Correlations between clinical manifestations, laboratory features, electrophysiological analyze, histological and molecular findings were done. In five cases, more than one episode occurred before diagnosis. Median nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist, ulnar nerve in its groove at the elbow, fibular nerve in the head of the fibula at the knee, radial nerve in its groove of the humerus and suprascapular nerve in its notch at the supraspinous fossa were found as focal neuropathies...
September 30, 2016: Neurology International
Alexander U Brandt, Elena Meinert-Bohn, Jan Leo Rinnenthal, Hanna Zimmermann, Janine Mikolajczak, Timm Oberwahrenbrock, Sebastian Papazoglou, Caspar F Pfüller, Johann Schinzel, Björn Tackenberg, Friedemann Paul, Katrin Hahn, Judith Bellmann-Strobl
BACKGROUND: The PMP22 gene encodes a protein integral to peripheral myelin. Its deletion leads to hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP). PMP22 is not expressed in the adult central nervous system, but previous studies suggest a role in CNS myelin development. The objective of this study was to identify potential structural and functional alterations in the afferent visual system in HNPP patients. METHODS: Twenty HNPP patients and 18 matched healthy controls (HC) were recruited in a cross-sectional study...
2016: PloS One
Bo Hu, Sezgi Arpag, Xuebao Zhang, Wiebke Möbius, Hauke Werner, Gina Sosinsky, Mark Ellisman, Yang Zhang, Audra Hamilton, Jonathan Chernoff, Jun Li
Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous systems extend their membranes to wrap axons concentrically and form the insulating sheath, called myelin. The spaces between layers of myelin are sealed by myelin junctions. This tight insulation enables rapid conduction of electric impulses (action potentials) through axons. Demyelination (stripping off the insulating sheath) has been widely regarded as one of the most important mechanisms altering the action potential propagation in many neurological diseases. However, the effective nerve conduction is also thought to require a proper myelin seal through myelin junctions such as tight junctions and adherens junctions...
September 2016: PLoS Genetics
Kyle Joseph Morgan, Juan J Figueroa
Postoperative neuropathy is often related to surgical positioning or improper padding during surgery. However, other causes should be considered, particularly when the deficit does not correlate with a positioning error. A case is presented of a 15-year-old girl who experienced postoperative foot drop contralateral to the lateral decubitus position. Further evaluation led to a clinical diagnosis of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies that predisposed the patient to the injury. Anesthesiologists should suspect hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies in patients presenting for multiple nerve decompression surgeries and be vigilant in the perioperative handling of these susceptible individuals...
September 1, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Bo Yuan, Juanita Neira, Shen Gu, Tamar Harel, Pengfei Liu, Ignacio Briceño, Sarah H Elsea, Alberto Gómez, Lorraine Potocki, James R Lupski
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) and Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) are genomic disorders associated with deletion copy number variants involving chromosome 17p12 and 17p11.2, respectively. Nonallelic homologous recombination (NAHR)-mediated recurrent deletions are responsible for the majority of HNPP and SMS cases; the rearrangement products encompass the key dosage-sensitive genes PMP22 and RAI1, respectively, and result in haploinsufficiency for these genes. Less frequently, nonrecurrent genomic rearrangements occur at this locus...
October 2016: Human Genetics
A Cortese, G Piccolo, A Lozza, A Schreiber, I Callegari, A Moglia, E Alfonsi, D Pareyson
Lower cranial and phrenic nerve involvement is exceptional in hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP). Here we report the occurrence of reversible laryngeal and phrenic nerve involvement in a patient with HNPP. The patient recalled several episodes of reversible weakness and numbness of his feet and hands since the age of 30 years. His medical history was uneventful, apart from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). At age 44, following severe weight loss, he presented with progressive dysphonia and hoarseness...
July 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
Donghwi Park, Ju Seok Ryu, Ki-Jeong Kim
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is characterized by acute, painless, and recurrent mononeuropathies that are secondary to compression or minor trauma. This case is the first to report an intraspinal compression of the radicular nerve by schwannoma in a patient with HNPP. A 66-year-old woman developed left foot drop and paresthesia of the lateral aspects of left distal lower leg. An electromyography showed left L5 radiculopathy and severe peripheral polyneuropathy. A lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging revealed a radicular nerve in the intradural and extramedullary space being compressed by schwannoma...
September 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
G Logroscino, F Del Tedesco, C Cambise, D Coraci, F Donati, V Santilli, L Padua
Mononeuropathy after surgery may occur and hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies is a possible pathological condition related to paresis after hip surgery. We present a case of 66-year-old man presenting severe weakness at inferior limb muscles after hip prosthesis revision. Clinic and electrophysiology showed severe right fibular nerve damage and ultrasound found a marked enlargement of the same nerve, associated with focal enlargements in other nerves. A diagnosis of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies was suspected and confirmed by genetic test...
June 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Akiko Hachisuka, Yasuyuki Matsushima, Kenji Hachisuka, Satoru Saeki
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies is an inherited disease associated with the loss of a copy of the PMP22 gene. The condition leads to mononeuropathy due to compression and easy strangulation during daily life activities, resulting in sudden muscle weakness and sensory disturbance, and displaying symptoms similar to cerebrovascular diseases. We report the case of an 80-year-old man with left paralysis due to chronic cerebral infarction. His medical history indicated remarkable recovery from about 4 months after the onset of left hemiplegia with predominant involvement of the fingers...
June 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Aline Pinheiro Martins de Oliveira, Raquel Campos Pereira, Patrícia Toscano Onofre, Vanessa Daccach Marques, Gilberto Brown de Andrade, Amilton Antunes Barreira, Wilson Marques Junior
The hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is an autossomal dominant disorder manifesting recurrent mononeuropathies. Objective Evaluate its clinical and nerve conduction studies (NCS) characteristics, searching for diagnostic particularities. Method We reviewed the neurological manifestations of 39 and the NCS of 33 patients. Results Family history was absent in 16/39 (41%). The onset complaints were weakness in 24, pain in 6, sensory deficit in 5 and paresthesias in 4. Pain was seen in 3 other patients...
February 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
Osvaldo J M Nascimento
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February 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
T V Asadchuk, N V Rumiantseva, I V Naumchik, S A Likhachev, I V Pleshko, L V Shalkevich, I V Jevneronok, J P Kachan
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the molecular defect, a phenotype of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP, OMIM 162500), in patients with PMP22 gene mutation caused by 1.5 Mb deletion at 17p11.2. and present the principles of diagnosis and genetic counselling. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients were selected on the basis of the results of the clinical/genealogical analysis, neurological examination and ENMG study. Genomic DNA was isolated from peripheral blood leukocytes...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Hyoung Won Choi, Nancy L Kuntz
Investigators from 4 pediatric hospitals in Canada analyzed the clinical presentation and electrophysiological data of 12 children with hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP), caused by PMP22 gene deletion.
November 2015: Pediatric neurology briefs
Masahiro Iijima
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), the most frequent form of inherited neuropathy, is a genetically heterogeneous syndrome of the peripheral nervous system with a rather homologous clinical phenotype (slowly progressive distal weakness and muscle atrophy, skeletal deformities, and areflexia in each limb). CMT1 is the autosomal-dominant demyelinating form, and CMT1A (mostly PMP22 duplication) is the most frequent subtype, followed by CMTX1, HNPP (hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies), CMT1B, or CMT2...
January 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
Mark Kramer, Amy Ly, Jun Li
The phenotype HNPP (hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies) is caused by heterozygous deletion of the PMP22 gene. HNPP is clinically characterized by asymmetric focal sensory loss and muscle weakness. Reports of HNPP have been rare. In this article, we report the case of an asymptomatic woman with the HNPP mutation. After undergoing total knee arthroplasty, she developed a footdrop with prolonged recovery. We concluded (a) that the HNPP mutation may carry a high risk for certain surgical procedures not expected to cause neurologic deficits in normal patients and (b) that humans with the HNPP mutation can be asymptomatic...
January 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
Martin Gencik, Josef Finsterer
Objectives. Although hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) presents with a distinct phenotype on history, clinical exam, and nerve conduction studies, it may be masked if diagnostic work-up suggests other causes. Case Report. In a 37-year-old male with pseudoradicular lumbar pain, neurological exam revealed sore neck muscles, peripheral facial nerve palsy, right anacusis and left hypoacusis, hemihypesthesia of the right face, mild distal quadriparesis, diffuse wasting, and generally reduced tendon reflexes...
2015: Case Reports in Genetics
Joaquín A Fernández-Ramos, Eduardo López-Laso, Rafael Camino-León, Francisco J Gascón-Jiménez, M Dolores Jiménez-González
INTRODUCTION: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) is the most common hereditary sensory motor neuropathy. Advances in molecular diagnosis have increased the diagnostic possibilities of these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 36 pediatric patients diagnosed with CMT in a tertiary center in 2003-2015. RESULTS: We found 16 patients were diagnosed by a duplication in PMP22; two cases were diagnosed of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies, one with a point mutation in PMP22; a male with a mild demyelinating phenotype, without family history, was diagnosed with GJB1 mutation; in a patient with a peripheral hypotonia at birth and axonal pattern in EMG by mutation in MFN2; a gypsy patient, with consanguineous family, CMT4D, was identified by a mutation in the gene NDRG1; a patient with multiplex congenital arthrogryposis and vocal cord paralysis, whose mother had a scapular-peroneal syndrome, had a congenital spinal muscular atrophy with mild distal axonal neuropathy by mutation in gene TRPV4; three girls, from a gypsy consanguineous family, with axonal CMT with neuromyotonic discharges were diagnosed by a mutation in the gene HINT1; twelve patients haven't molecular diagnosis currently...
December 1, 2015: Revista de Neurologia
Akshay Shah, Richard A Rison, Said R Beydoun
INTRODUCTION: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a progressive demyelinating neuropathy, which typically presents with proximal and distal neuropathic symptoms and is typically responsive to immunomodulatory therapies. Many variants have been subsequently described in the literature and have similarly shown to be responsive to immunotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 43-year-old Middle Eastern/Arabic man presenting with symptoms of mixed sensorimotor neuropathy most evident at entrapment sites mimicking hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies...
December 2015: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Alexander Grimm, Maria Rasenack, Ioanna M Athanasopoulou, Nele Maria Dammeier, Christina Lipski, Stefan Wolking, Debora Vittore, Bernhard F Décard, Hubertus Axer
The objective of this study is to evaluate the nerve ultrasound characteristics in genetically distinct inherited neuropathies, the value of the modified ultrasound pattern sum score (mUPSS) to differentiate between the subtypes and the correlation of ultrasound with nerve conduction studies (NCS), disease duration and severity. All patients underwent a standardized neurological examination, ultrasound, and NCS. In addition, genetic testing was performed. Consequently, mUPSS was applied, which is a sum-score of cross-sectional areas (CSA) at predefined anatomical points in different nerves...
February 2016: Journal of Neurology
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