Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy: A Growing Neurological Problem

Date/Time: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Level: Interactive Lunch Workshop
Room: Benton
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Recent studies suggest that small-fiber polyneuropathy may be one of the most common neurological conditions. More and more of its medical causes are treatable with targeted therapies that surpass mere symptom palliation. This session reviews the latest studies, and diagnostic and treatment implications.


  • To familiarize neurologists with presentations, diagnosis, and disease-modifying treatments for SFN in adults and children
    To update on the first consensus case definition and diagnostic recommendation for SFN
    To update on currently treatable genetic causes of SFN including variants in transthyretin amyloid, Fabry, HSN1 and ion-channel variants
    To update on SFN apparently caused by inflammation/dysimmunity; how to identify underlying medical conditions and decide treatment without trials