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April 1982

Late-Life Chronic Peripheral Neuropathy of Obscure Nature

Author Affiliations

From the Neurology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(4):234-235. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510160040007

• A rather benign, slowly progressive chronic peripheral neuropathy of an obscure cause, beginning at the ages of 77, 75, 71, and 68 years, occurred in four patients. In three patients, there was a link with carcinoma, but a relationship could only be surmised.