Diabetic amyotrophy: diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
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Keywords

neuropathy, amyotrophy, diabetes, Dialipon.

How to Cite

Oros , M. (Sr.), & Oros , M. (Jr.). (2019). Diabetic amyotrophy: diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. The Journal of Neuroscience, 7(3-4), 24-28. Retrieved from https://neuroscience.com.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/136

Abstract

The review article provides information on diabetic amyotrophy or diabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy. It is a single-phase syndrome of diffuse pain and weakness, which usually causes asymmetry of the lower extremities and is often associated with significant weight loss. Recovery is long and unpredictable. This is a clinical diagnosis, and its research is mainly done to exclude other pathological processes. Although this disease is most likely caused by microvasculitis, there is no evidence to support the use of intravenous immunoglobulin or any prolonged immunosuppression. Pulse therapy with methylprednisolone can ease the pain if it is given within 2-3 months after the onset of the symptom.

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