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Volume : 45 Issue : 6 Year : 2023
A Rare Complication of Diabetes Mellitus: Bruns-Garland Syndrome (Diabetic Amyotrophy) [J Clin Pract Res]
J Clin Pract Res. 2023; 45(6): 644-647 | DOI: 10.14744/cpr.2023.88598

A Rare Complication of Diabetes Mellitus: Bruns-Garland Syndrome (Diabetic Amyotrophy)

Fidel Demir1, Esref Akıl2
1Department of Neurology, Şırnak Silopi State Hospital, Şırnak, Türkiye
2Department of Neurology, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Türkiye

Background: Diabetic amyotrophy, also known as diabetic proximal neuropathy, is a rare neuropathic complication of diabetes mellitus. It is most commonly characterized by severe pain in the hip and thigh, followed by asymmetric weakness and wasting of the proximal muscles of the lower limbs.
Case Report: This paper presents the case of a 68-year-old man with an 8-month history of poorly controlled Type-2 diabetes mellitus who developed progressive asymmetrical weak-ness and atrophy in his left thigh. After a physical examination, magnetic resonance imag-ing, and electrophysiological studies, diabetic amyotrophy was diagnosed.
Conclusion: Physicians should consider the possibility of diabetic amyotrophy in patients with diabetes mellitus who exhibit primary involvement of proximal muscles of the lower limbs, marked by pain, weakness, and atrophy.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, diabetic amyotrophy, neuropathy, electrodiagnosis.

Fidel Demir, Esref Akıl. A Rare Complication of Diabetes Mellitus: Bruns-Garland Syndrome (Diabetic Amyotrophy). J Clin Pract Res. 2023; 45(6): 644-647

Corresponding Author: Fidel Demir, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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