TY - CHAP A1 - Olivia García-Suárez A2 - Yolanda García-Mesa A3 - Jorge García-Piqueras A4 - Giuseppina Salvo A5 - Juan L. Cobo A6 - Elda Alba A7 - Ramón Cobo A8 - Jorge Feito A9 - José A. Vega ED1 - Patricia Bozzetto Ambrosi Y1 - 2019-07-24 PY - 2019 T1 - The Cutaneous Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathies: Meissner’s Corpuscles and Merkel’s Cells N2 - Knowledge of the structure and function of the complex and interwoven network of nerves is inexhaustible and has not been fully determined. The physiological basis of many neuropathic symptoms continues to pursue experts in this field, and in many of the pathological changes related to neuropathies. In the last few decades, there has been increasing interest in new tools applied to diseases involving nerves of the nervous system, which have changed this state of affairs. Microscopic studies, new quantitative histometric methods, and refined physiologic techniques have already expanded our knowledge of structure and function of nerves and rapidly advancing techniques in the fields of immunology and molecular genetics to clarify entire categories of polyneuropathy. Although polyneuropathy is among the most challenging categories of neurological diseases, effective forms of treatment for polyneuropathy have been introduced during the last few decades. This book intends to provide the reader with a broad overview of polyneuropathy, featuring considerations and diagnostic approaches to patients, specific neuropathic syndromes and new related entities, pathogenic mechanisms, and pathological reactions brought to bear to the therapeutic and new clinical applications. All this is important evidence to support present and future directions in this challenging topic. BT - Demystifying Polyneuropathy SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.81687 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.81687 SN - 978-1-83881-192-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-11-28 ER -