Diabetic amyotrophy


Diabetic amyotrophy


Diabetic amyotrophy, a complication of diabetes, is diabetic neuropathy characterized by painful muscle wasting and weakness. It affects the lower limbs and is typically asymmetric.

Clinical presentation

* proximal muscle wasting and tenderness of quadriceps femoris muscles
* loss of knee reflexes
* seen in older men with diabetes
* frequently CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) protein is elevated
* usually occurs when diabetes is poorly controlled and resolves with good control (ie, the condition is reversible)http://www.aanem.org/education/patientInfo/diabetic_amyotrophy.cfm

ee also

Muscle atrophy

Peripheral neuropathy

References

* Kumar & Clark. Clinical Medicine. 5th edition, pg. 1098.
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