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Diabetic Amyotrophy: A Follow-up Study

Br Med J 1972; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5801.656 (Published 11 March 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:656
  1. E. B. Casey,
  2. M. J. G. Harrison

    Abstract

    A clinical follow-up study of 12 patients with diabetic amyotrophy is reported. Re-examination after an interval indicated that improvement had occurred in all but one instance, and had been maintained over an average follow-up period of four and a half years. Improvement in the neurological syndrome appeared to follow improvement in diabetic control or institution of treatment in those whose diabetes had not previously been diagnosed.

    Seven patients made a good functional recovery, three no longer having any muscular weakness. Five showed significant residual disability.