Neuropathy in diabetes: Not a knee-jerk diagnosis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Vasculitis

abstract

  • Neuropathic symptoms in patients with diabetes occur commonly and are most often a consequence of the diabetes. Up to 10% of patients with diabetes and neuropathy have an etiology other than diabetes as a cause of their nerve dysfunction. Herein we present a case of vasculitic neuropathy initially misdiagnosed as diabetic neuropathy that led to separate amputations of two toes. This case emphasizes the importance of considering alternative, potentially treatable, causes of peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes.

publication date

  • July 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 18685055

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 322

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 98

number

  • 4