Current Treatment Options for Peripheral Nerve Hyperexcitability Syndromes

Cheran Elangovan, Adeolu Morawo, Aiesha Ahmed

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Purpose of review: Peripheral nerve hyperexcitability (PNH) syndromes are divided into primary and secondary groups based on the presence or absence of demonstrable peripheral nerve disease. In this review, we systematically evaluate the evidence for current therapies and supportive managements based on autoimmune, paraneoplastic, and genetic components in pathophysiology reported in the literature. Recent findings: Current therapy options are based on symptomatic management as well as focusing the underlying immune/genetic/paraneoplastic pathology by immunosuppressants, chemotherapy, and surgery. Summary: Further research is desired to provide treatment options geared specifically towards addressing PNH. Supportive care can also be an area for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number23
JournalCurrent Treatment Options in Neurology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology

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