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October 1966

Sensory Radicular Neuropathy of the Hereditary Type: A Case Report

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, US Naval Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(4):449-453. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600280067013

A case of sensory radicular neuropathy of the hereditary type is reported. This disease was described as "hereditary perforating ulcer of the foot" by Hicks in 1922, as "acropathie ulcero-mutilante familiale" by Thevenard in 1942, and as "hereditary sensory radicular neuropathy" by Denny-Brown in 1951. The patient has the striking and characteristic indolent, ulcerative, mutilatory acropathy of the feet with the underlying dissociated sensory neuropathy. A chart of the differential diagnosis of ulcerative mutilatory acropathy is presented.

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