Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
A New Diagnosis of a Genetic Disorder in a Patient Presenting with Bilateral Upper Extremity Neuropathy
- Author(s): Ruttenberg, Todd M.
- Miller, Alexander D.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2017.11.35867
A 20-year-old male United States Marine Corps recruit was admitted to the emergency department with a two-week history of profound, bilateral upper-extremity weakness and numbness. Initially thought to be the result of his military training, the cause was ultimately determined to be genetic. This case represents a rare cause of a somewhat common presenting symptom: chronic symmetric polyneuropathy.