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Diabetic amyotrophy progressing to severe quadriparesis


Taylor, BV and Dunne, JW, Diabetic amyotrophy progressing to severe quadriparesis, Muscle & Nerve, 30, (4) pp. 505-509. ISSN 0148-639X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1002/mus.20107


Diabetic amyotrophy is a distinctive form of diabetic neuropathy usually characterized by the abrupt onset of pain and asymmetricproximal leg weakness and wasting. Involvement of the upper limbs is unusual, and prognosis is said to be good. We describe two patients, each with type II diabetes mellitus, who presented with diabetic amyotrophy progressing to severe quadriparesis. One patient remains severely disabled. The clinical spectrum of diabetic amyotrophy includes progression to severe quadriparesis.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Taylor, BV (Professor Bruce Taylor)
ID Code:30796
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2007-05-29

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