All of the following are example of peripheral neuropathies except?
B. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
C. Werdnig Hoffman disease
D. Dejerine Sottas disease
Correct answer : C. Werdnig Hoffman disease
- Abetalipoproteinemia is a progressive ataxic neuropathy with retinitis pigmentosa and steatorrhoea.
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy. It is characterised by weakness of extremities and hammer toe.
- Dejerine Sottas disease is also a hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy. It is associated with distal weakness and ataxia.
- Werdnig Hoffman disease is spinal muscular atrophy type 1. It presents within first 6 months of life. It presents with generalised symmetrical weakness, more in proximal muscle groups with hypotonia.
Ref: Ghai Essential Pediatrics, 7th edition, pages 574-577
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