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Myelopathy in a Patient with Severe Diabetic Neuropathy | OMICS International | Abstract
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Case Report

Myelopathy in a Patient with Severe Diabetic Neuropathy

Seyed M Mirsattari* and Donald H Lee
1Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, B10-108, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, Canada
2Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, B10-108, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, Canada
Corresponding Author : Seyed M Mirsattari
Assistant Professor
Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Medical Biophysics
University of Western Ontario, B10-108
339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, N6A 5A5, Canada
Tel: (519) 663- 3348
Fax: (519) 663-3440
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 17, 2012; Accepted April 22, 2012; Published May 02, 2012
Citation: Mirsattari SM, Lee DH (2012) Myelopathy in a Patient with Severe Diabetic Neuropathy. J Clin Case Rep 2:139. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000139
Copyright: © 2012 Mirsattari SM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Diabetic myelopathy is a common pathological finding in patients with diabetes mellitus, but its manifestations can be masked by advanced diabetic neuropathy. This case illustrates that it should be suspected in all diabetic patients with subacute progressive symptoms affecting all extremities even in the absence of dysfunction of bowel/bladder sphincters.

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