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Next-generation sequencing can shed light on neuropathy etiology

Key clinical point: Genetic testing may help identify the etiology of neuropathy in patients even with no family history.

Major finding: Next-generation sequencing demonstrated that 19% of patients with neuropathy tested positive for a pathogenic mutation.

Study details: The findings are based on next-generation genetic sequencing of 85 patients at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Neuromuscular Clinic.

Disclosures: No external funding was noted, and the authors had no disclosures.