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What is Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I?

What is Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I?

  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: Type I hereditary sensory neuropathy is an inherited condition characterized by progressive degeneration of the nervous system which manifests primarily as loss of sensation in the hands and feet. The sensory loss is worse in the feet and legs than the hands and arms. Muscle wasting and weakness of variable severity tends to occur after sensory loss.

Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I, or a subtype of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: Introduction

Types of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I:

Broader types of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I:

How serious is Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I?

Prognosis of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: The prognosis can be significantly improved by detecting and treating any injuries promptly to prevent complications. Wheelchair use may be required during old age in some patients. Hearing impairment, if it does develop, tends to occur later in middle or late stages of adulthood. The condition progresses relatively slowly and life expectancy is not affected if complications are avoided.
Complications of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: see complications of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I

What causes Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I?

Causes of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: see causes of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I

What are the symptoms of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I?

Symptoms of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: see symptoms of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I

Complications of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: see complications of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I

Onset of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: usually starts between the age of 10 and 30 years of age

Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: Medical Geneticist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I.
Treatments for Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I: see treatments for Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I

Name and Aliases of Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I

Main name of condition: Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I

Other names or spellings for Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Type I:

HSNA1

Neuropathy hereditary sensory radicular, autosomal dominant, Hereditary sensory neuropathy type I, HSAN1, HSN1
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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