In the results of an electromyography comes: polyneuropathy with axonal features

What does "axonal features" mean?

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Axonal features means that there is evidence to suggest damage to the axon as opposed to the myelin sheath.

Essentially axonal damage leads to a reduction of amplitude with preservation of nerve conduction velocity whereas demyelination results in a reduction of conduction velocity.



  • Thanks a lot. What difference does axonal damage make in the symptoms that patient might experience? Is there chances of slow improvement of such neuropathy?
    – Asmani
    Jan 29, 2018 at 14:48

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