A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION ON PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM:-
A 38-year-old white man presents to clinic with a complaint of sharp, “lightning-like” pain in both feet. He has had no recent trauma. His problem has been slowly progressing, and he is very concerned that this disorder will lead to disability. You suspect a peripheral neuropathy.
Which of the following statements regarding peripheral neuropathy is false?
❑ A. A peripheral nerve disease can manifest as a dysfunction of motor, sen- sory, or autonomic systems
❑ B. Nerve conduction studies can provide support for a diagnosis of neu- ropathy and are a relatively objective way to follow the course of the disease
❑ C. Complete pain relief should be the goal when using medications to treat neuropathic pain
❑ D. Drugs used to treat neuropathic pain include tricyclics, carbamazepine, and gabapentin