Neurology Expert Forum
Re: Neuropathy with skin problems where do I go
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank

Re: Neuropathy with skin problems where do I go

Posted By CCF neuro MD MM on October 25, 1998 at 12:13:52:

In Reply to: Neuropathy with skin problems where do I go posted by MELINDA on October 25, 1998 at 11:08:52:






Have you heard of sensory neuropathy causing a itching skin rash with little bumps that comes and goes when the burning sensations increase.
I have had bumpy itchy dry skin since this started.  When I have increases in the intensity of my burning I also have a skin reaction.. I have been to two dermatologists requesting biopsys but they won't do them, as they tell me I have a non=specific inflammatory thing plus a variety of skin conditions. But  I can't imagine a non-specific inflammatory thing could itch and be covering my neck, face and chest.  But I first got a skin thing before the  burning in the beginning. I got a rash then burning.  I feel there is a correlation between the skin itching and reacting and the sensory Neuropathy.. This itching thing is mostly on my neck and face.  However, my arms, back and chest get bumps after the burning starts.  Do you know of any connective tissue diseases that would manifest like this. My tests don't show this but I wasn't sure if there are tests that would absolutely rule out all connective tissue diseases. My Friend told me some you can't be tested for?   I've undergone so many tests without an answer.  I think my dermatologists THINK they know what these skin conditions looks like but that they look like something BUT AREN'T what they are diagnosing.  Especialy when they tell me I have different things.   If you can tell me if Sensory Neuropathy is associated with any kind of skin things I would appreciate it.  Thanks



=
Hi Melinda,
The internet is a reasonable way to describe neurological syndromes but I
am afraid it is particularly difficult when describing skin diseases,
especially when you are communicating with a neurologist.
I will not try to out guess you dermatologists but I have done a
literature search and come up with a list of the diseases which combine
skin changes with peripheral neuropathy ( sensory neuropathy included ).
I cannot go into  adetailed description of every disease here and some of
the will not be relevant, however for the sake of completeness I will include the conditions
which come up in my search.
I suggest that you quote this list both to your neurologist and
dermatologist and let them review the possibilities.
List ( more likely possibilities first )
- Cryoglobulinemia, Sarcoidosis, Diabetes, POEMS syndrome, Sjogrems symdrome,
Drug side effects : Amiodarone, Leprosy ( not the most likelynI suspect! )
This list does at least prove however that the same underlying cause CAN cause both of the
symptoms you mention. I hope this will be of some help.
Related Discussions
0 Comments
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
A related discussion, skin neuropathy or neuropathy of the skin was started.
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank