diabetic amyotrophy


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di·a·bet·ic a·my·ot·ro·phy

a type of diabetic neuropathy that primarily affects elderly patients with diabetes mellitus; clinically characterized by unilateral or bilateral anterior thigh pain, weakness, and atrophy; of abrupt or gradual onset and, when bilateral, of simultaneous or sequential onset, and usually asymmetric; one type of diabetic polyradiculopathy. Sometimes referred to, erroneously, as diabetic femoral neuropathy.

di·a·bet·ic am·y·o·tro·phy

(dī-ă-bet'ik ă'mī-ot'rŏ-fē)
A type of diabetic neuropathy that primarily affects elderly patients with diabetes mellitus; clinically characterized by unilateral or bilateral anterior thigh pain, weakness, and atrophy; one type of diabetic polyradiculopathy. Sometimes referred to, erroneously, as diabetic femoral neuropathy.

diabetic amyotrophy

; femoral neuropathy proximal motor neuropathy (e.g. weakness and wasting of anterior thigh muscles) associated with diabetes mellitus, especially in elderly men with poor glycaemic control; tends to resolve with improved glycaemic control