Aims: Distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSP) is the most common variety of neuropathy. Since the evaluation of this disorder is not standardised, the available literature has been reviewed to provide these evidence-based guidelines regarding the role of autonomic testing, nerve biopsy, and skin biopsy for the assessment of polyneuropathy.

Intended audience: Healthcare professionals.

Publication history information:  Published 13 January 2009 in Neurology 2009 Jan 13, 72 (2): 177-184.

Access: Available to the general public.