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Diabetic, weak legs, limping. Hereditary motor sensory neuropathy. How much will treatment cost?

my son is His 32 years old He is diabetic His condition started some three years ago when we noticed that his limping he has been to various doctors and had test done no one here can pin point exactly what is the problem month ago he went for scans and the neurologist thinks its Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy his legs are very weak and he really battles to walk he always needs support for eg when shopping he needs the trolley to push for support if his walking he uses the walking stick. Very sad as his a young man and we as parents really cannot see him going through this difficulty. How long will his treatment last I will accompany him to India and if you can shed some light on the cost anticipated for a case like this one just approximate. Do you have accommodation for me while his doing the treatment in your hospital? Look forward to hearing from you soon. YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that the young man has developed neuropathy, and it is causing disability to him.

If it is hereditary motor sensory neuropathy (HMSN), then, no treatment is possible, as this condition is genetic in nature and can not be cured.

However, we need to confirm the diagnosis and also try to find lout if it is something else, such as vasculiits, CIDP (inflammation to the nerves), etc. In this case, treatment would be possible.
I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Sun, 15 Dec 2013
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