[Diabetic neuropathies: clinical sub-types, early detection, and asking help from neurologist].

Titre[Diabetic neuropathies: clinical sub-types, early detection, and asking help from neurologist].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKuntzer, T, Medlin, F, Burnand, B, Camain, J-Y
JournalPraxis (Bern 1994)
Volume101
Issue20
Pagination1315-9
Date Published2012 Oct 3
DOI10.1024/1661-8157/a001037
ISSN1661-8157
Mots-clésCooperative Behavior, Cranial Nerve Diseases, Diabetic Neuropathies, Early Diagnosis, Humans, Interdisciplinary Communication, Patient Care Team, Peripheral Nervous System Diseases, Primary Dysautonomias, Risk Factors
Abstract

In diabetes mellitus, it is expected to see a common, mainly sensitive, distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DPN) involving a large proportion of diabetic patients according to known risk factors. Several other diabetic peripheral neuropathies are recognized, such as dysautonomia and multifocal neuropathies including lumbosacral radiculoplexus and oculomotor palsies. In this review, general aspects of DPN and other diabetic neuropathies are examined, and it is discussed why and how the general practitioner has to perform a yearly examination. At the present time, some consensus emerge to ask help from neurologist when faced to other forms of peripheral neuropathies than distal symmetrical DPN.

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Alternate JournalPraxis (Bern 1994)
Citation Key / SERVAL ID3319
PubMed ID23032497

                         

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