Did anyone have a hereditary neuropathy or neuropathy diagnosis prior to ALS diagnosis?

Andjelam

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Hello,

I have had foot tingling and numbness for 2 years. Emg was negative but nerve conduction showed neuropathy and I was diagnosed with hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies. According to the literature, this condition may have a link with ALS. I was wondering if anyone ever got this diagnosis or had neuropathy as a presenting symptom/ knows of someone else who does? Thank you!
 

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Have you been genetically tested? If so what were the results? If not see a genetic counselor. The association is with specific mutations I believe
 

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I have. I have a mutation for hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies, but my parents are asymtomatic. Just wondering if this association actually occurs in als patients, the research is vague. Have you heard of it? Thanks.
 

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what is your exact mutation? You are likely worrying for nothing.
 
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