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Immunotherapy for idiopathic lumbosacral plexopathy

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2013
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Title
Immunotherapy for idiopathic lumbosacral plexopathy
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009722.pub2
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Jeroen van Eijk, Yee Cheun Chan, James W Russell

Abstract

Idiopathic lumbosacral plexopathy (ILSP), also called lumbosacral plexitis or non-diabetic lumbosacral (radiculo)plexus neuropathy is a rare clinical entity. The core features are (sub)acute, severe, asymmetrical leg pain, followed by asymmetrical multifocal weakness and atrophy in the subsequent weeks or months. Sensory symptoms include paresthesias, hypesthesia, allodynia, and autonomic dysfunction. ILSP generally runs a monophasic and self limiting course. Recovery starts slowly over months to several years and is nearly always incomplete. Some studies suggest that the condition has an immune-mediated etiology. Biopsies of distal cutaneous nerve segments have shown features suggestive of an inflammatory microvasculitis causing ischemic damage of the nerves. The clinical and pathological findings are similar to those found in diabetic lumbosacral plexus neuropathy and suggest that inflammation may form part of the final common pathway in both conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 56 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 20%
Student > Master 7 13%
Other 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 10 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 9%
Neuroscience 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Psychology 3 5%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 13 23%

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