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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is hereditary sensory neuropathy?

Hereditary sensory neuropathy is a condition characterized by nerve abnormalities in the legs and feet (peripheral neuropathy). It is caused by gene mutations.

Symptoms of hereditary sensory neuropathy

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Feeling of imbalance

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hereditary sensory neuropathy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hereditary sensory neuropathy

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Do you feel off-balance, making it difficult for you to stand still?

Treatment for hereditary sensory neuropathy

There are no standard treatments for hereditary sensory neuropathy. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct foot or other skeletal deformities.

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  • Saba S, Chen Y, Maddipati KR, Hackett M, Hu B, Li J. Demyelination in hereditary sensory neuropathy type-1C. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2020 Sep;7(9):1502-1512. doi: 10.1002/acn3.51110. Epub 2020 Jul 30. PMID: 32730653; PMCID: PMC7480917.

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