What is Demyelinating Neuropathy

Some peripheral neuropathies are due to damage to the axons (the long, threadlike portion of the nerve cell), while others, such as demyelinating neuropathy, are due to damage to the myelin sheath (Demyelination), the fatty protein that coats and insulates the axon. Peripheral neuropathies may also be caused by a combination of both axonal damage and demyelination. Electrodiagnostic studies (NCV Test) can help healthcare providers determine the type of damage involved.