Neuropathy in diabetes: Not a knee-jerk diagnosis

Lee C. Rogers, Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, Rayaz A. Malik, David G. Armstrong

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Abstract

Neuropathic symptoms in patients with diabetes occur commonly and are most often a consequence of the diabetes. Up to 10% of patients with diabetes and neuropathy have an etiology other than diabetes as a cause of their nerve dysfunction. Herein we present a case of vasculitic neuropathy initially misdiagnosed as diabetic neuropathy that led to separate amputations of two toes. This case emphasizes the importance of considering alternative, potentially treatable, causes of peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-325
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Volume98
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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