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Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies

Disease definition

A rare neurologic disease characterized by recurrent mononeuropathies usually triggered by minor physical activities innocuous to healthy people.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Current pressure-sensitive neuropathy
    • HNPP
    • Heterozygous microdeletion 17p11.2p12
    • Potato-grubbing palsy
    • Tomaculous neuropathy
    • Tulip-bulb digger's palsy
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Childhood, Infancy, Adolescent, Elderly, Adult
  • ICD-10: G60.0
  • OMIM: 162500
  • UMLS: C0393814
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 5221
  • MedDRA: 10069382

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