Table 1.

Analysis of 117 prospective, consecutive patients with painful extremities

PatientsTotal cohort, n (%)Age, y, mean ± SDSex, F/MConditions associated with neuropathy; n (% of group): diagnosis (n)
MCTD = mixed connective tissue disease; CML = chronic lymphocytic leukemia; GBS = Guillain-Barré syndrome; CJD = Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; PROMM = proximal myotonic myopathy.
Group 1:
Large fiber sensory neuropathy60 (51)60 ± 1434 :2618 (30): monoclonal gammopathy (2), Sjögren’s syndrome (2), MCTD (1), CML (1), primary amyloid (1), transthyretin amyloid (1), nonsystemic vasculitis (1), ganglionitis (1), “old” GBS (1), taxol (1), CJD (1), familial neuropathy (5)
Group 2:
Small fiber sensory neuropathy44 (38)57 ± 1429 :153 (7): monoclonal gammopathy (1), PROMM (1), familial neuropathy (1)
Group 3:
No neuropathy13 (11)53 ± 136 :72 (15): MS