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Ulnar Mononeuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus Medscape

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Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/508017

Description: Diabetic mononeuropathies may be non-compressive (cranial nerve lesions, thoraco-abdominal radiculopathy) or compressive giving rise to nerve entrapment syndromes.[1] Compression mononeuropathies are related to mechanical disruption of the myelin sheaths at sites of external compression. Carpal tunnel syndrome affecting the median nerve is the most common but ulnar and lateral popliteal nerves are also commonly involved.[2] A case is described of ulnar neuropathy and a brief synopsis of the present understanding of diabetic mononeuropathy is given.
Posted 08/29/2005 Deborah J. Wake; Rohana J. Wright; Sarah C. Love; Ian W. Campbell Br J Diabetes Vasc Dis. 2005;5(3):171-172.

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: Wake et al
Institution: Medscape
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Language: English

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