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In August 2010 had Herpangina. In October 2010 I developed…

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In August 2010 had Herpangina. In October 2010 I developed the first signs of large fiber axonal non demyelinating polyneuropathy. Any reason to think that whatever virus was responsible for the Herpangina was the cause of the polyneuropathy

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I consulted a neurologist in Minneapolis in 2015 and that is when I was diagnosed But I had forgotten about the Herpangina episode and only recently did I discover that I had written it up on my computer.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have glaucoma otherwise nothing I have some ataxia which is probably secondary to the PN but that is better since being on an exercise program for the last few years

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Hello -

It is unlikely that the herpangina caused or had any relation to the polyneuropathy.

The herpangina can be related to rare complications such as:

encephalitis

viral meningitis

But not related to polyneuropathy, which is most likely related to a systemic issue -- something that affects your whole body like:

diabetes

B12 deficiency

low thyroid hormone

autoimmune disorders

and other less common viral infections, which your neurologist probably ordered a bunch of bloodwork to evaluate.

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