Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy (Diabetic Amyotrophy)

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Neurol Clin. 2020 Aug;38(3):553-564. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2020.03.010.


Diabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy, also known as diabetic amyotrophy, has a characteristic course of sudden onset of unilateral pain in the thigh and hip, which may spread to the other side in weeks to months and proceeds with progressive lower extremity weakness, often resulting in the inability to walk unassisted. The syndrome is typically monophasic, and most patients will recover at least to some degree. Less typical features include lack of pain, distal predominant weakness, absence of diabetes, and upper extremity involvement. This article provides a series of interesting cases to highlight the diagnostic challenges and discusses management decision making.

PMID:32703468 | DOI:10.1016/j.ncl.2020.03.010

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