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Oct. 23, 2020

MSU researcher looks for specific causes of neuropathy in African patients

For approximately a third of individuals worldwide diagnosed with Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy, or DSP, there isn’t one specific cause for the disorder. College of Osteopathic Medicine professor Michelle Kvalsund is hoping to fix that.

Kvalsund, a global health neurologist in the Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology, has received a $750,000 National Institutes of Health grant for her work in Zambia identifying potential causes of DSP, which is prevalent among certain clinical populations in the region.

Read the full story on the College of Osteopathic Medicine website.

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