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
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Diabetic amyotrophy or proximal diabetic neuropathy, it presents with abrupt onset, often unilateral severe pain in the anterior thigh, buttock or lower back followed by weakness and wasting in the thigh.