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Table 2 Clinical findings in patients with axonal and demyelinating polyneuropathies

From: Clinical and neurophysiological correlation in axonal and demyelinating polyneuropathy

 Axonal polyneuropathyDemyelinating polyneuropathy
Age (years)46.5 ± 17.342 ± 18.3
Sex (male/female)20/1614/9
Muscle wasting, n (%)
 Upper limbs9 (25%)6 (25%)
 Lower limbs15 (41.7%)7 (30.4%)
Motor weakness, n (%)
 Facial9 (25%)13 (56.5%)
 Bulbar4 (11.1%)4 (17.4%)
 Upper limbs28 (77.8%)21 (91.3%)
 Lower limbs36 (100%)23 (100%)
Hypo/areflexia, n (%)
 Upper limbs24 (66.7%)21 (91.3%)
 Lower limbs36 (100%)23 (100%)
Distal loss/reduction of pin prick sensation, n (%)
 Upper limbs24 (66.7%)18 (78.3%)
 Lower limbs34 (94.4%)22 (95.7%)
Loss/reduction of vibration sense at ankles (medial malleolus), n (%)34 (94.4%)22 (95.7%)