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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.50 no.4 São Paulo Dec. 1992

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1992000400004 

Diagnóstico das neuropatias periféricas aspectos gerais da população em estudo

 

Diagnosis of peripheral neuropathies: general characteristics of the population under study

 

 

Wilson Marques JúniorI; Amilton Antunes BarreiraII

IMédico Assistente. Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria e Psicologia Médica da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo e Hospital das Clínicas de Ribeirão Preto
IIProfessor Associado. Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria e Psicologia Médica da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo e Hospital das Clínicas de Ribeirão Preto

 

 


RESUMO

O presente estudo tem por finalidade analisar aspectos gerais de população de 209 pacientes com neuropatias periféricas, atendidos no Hospital dias Clínicas de Ribeirão Preto no período de março-1985 a fevereiro-1987. Poucos são os trabalhos que avaliam pacientes com vista ao estudo dos fatores que contribuem ou não para o diagnóstico daquelas afecções. Os tipos de neuropatias encontrados, em ordem de frequência foram: polineuropatias, mono-neuropatias e multineuropatias. No primeiro grupo se destacaram as formas adquiridas e, no segundo, as lesões do plexo braquial. A média das idades foi 36,4 anos, com uma variação de 18 dias a 81 anos. O sexo masculino predominou, entre as polineuropatias, enquanto nas mo-noneuropatias o predomínio foi do feminino e nas multineuropatias a proporção entre os dois sexos foi semelhante. O tempo de seguimento dos pacientes foi menor que 6 meses para 52,6% dos casos e menor que 1 ano para 71,3%. Discutimos o significado e a importância de nossos achados.

Palavras-chave: neuropatias periféricas, diagnóstico, características gerais.


SUMMARY

The objective of the present investigation was to study the general characteristics of a population of 209 patients with peripheral neuropathies seen tat the University Hospital of Ribeirão Preto from March 1985 to February 1987. Few studies have been devoted to the evaluation of patients in order to investigate the factors that may or may not contribute to the diagnosis of these conditions. The types of neuropathy detected, were (in decreasing order of frequency) : polyneuropathies, mononeuropathies and multineuropathies. Acquired forms were particularly outstanding in the first group and brachial plexus injuries in the second. Mean patient age was 36.4 years (range: 18 days to 81 years). Polyneuropathies prevailed among males and mononeuropathies among females, whereas multineuropathies equally affected males and females. Patient follow-up was less than 6 months for 52.6% of cases and less than one year for 7.3%. The significance and importance of these findings are discussed.

Key words: peripheral neuropathies, diagnosis, general characteristics.


 

 

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Agradecimento — Os autores deste e dos quatro artigos que se seguem, sobre neuropatias periféricas, agradecem: ao Prof. Dr. Antonio Spina-França, pelas valiosas sugestões; às Sras. Sílvia Lúcia Leonardo dos Santos e Aparecida Elisabete Gomes Sartori, pelo trabalho de datilografia.

 

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Dr. Amilton Antunes Barreira — Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria e Psicologia Médica, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, USP -  Ribeirão Preto SP - Brasil.

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