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Diabetic neuropathies. Classification, clinical features, and pathophysiological basis


Sinnreich, M and Taylor, BV and Dyck, P, Diabetic neuropathies. Classification, clinical features, and pathophysiological basis, The Neurologist, 11, (2) pp. 63-79. ISSN 1074-7931 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1097/01.nrl.0000156314.24508.ed


Diabetes mellitus is associated with a wide spectrum of neuropathy syndromes, ranging from a mild asymptomatic distal sensory neuropathy to a severe disabling radiculoplexus neuropathy. As the pathophysiology of these separate conditions is better understood, classification of the various phenotypes becomes important because of treatment implications. Here we provide a short summary of the history of the classification of diabetic neuropathies and try to describe the most common forms classified according to their presumed pathophysiology. We have tried to include epidemiological data where available, as well as histopathology of nerve in several diabetic neuropathies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Central nervous system
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Taylor, BV (Professor Bruce Taylor)
ID Code:63393
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:124
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2010-05-05
Last Modified:2010-06-18

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