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Acrodystrophic neuropathy is the name that Spillane and Wells, neurologists at Cardiff, Wales, have given to the syndrome of sensory neuropathy, trophic ulcers, and erosion of bone. Quite correctly they show that the syndrome is found in diverse, inherited, and acquired diseases predominantely affecting primary sensory neurons.
The strength of the book lies in its extensive and accurate review of the pathogenesis and the history of the description of the syndrome. The authors stress that the proper care of "minor abrasions" is important in the prevention of foot ulcers in an analgesic dermal area.
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Acrodystrophic Neuropathy.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:353. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-2-353_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(2):353.
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