Polyneuropathies--short and sweet

Eschle, Daniel; Jenni, Walter (2010). Polyneuropathies--short and sweet. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 99(13), pp. 779-784. Bern: Huber

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Complaints of sensory loss and (painful) tingling in a stocking distribution are not uncommon in primary care. These symptoms are especially troublesome while getting asleep. Characteristically, ankle tendon reflexes and vibration perception are diminished. These are the hallmarks of distal-symmetric sensory polyneuropathy (PNP), with diabetes mellitus being the most common cause in our patient population. PNP presents itself only after years of suboptimal glycemic control in diabetes type 1. In patients with type 2, symptoms of PNP can precede formal diagnosis of diabetes! In this mini-review we present an algorithm for diagnosis and management of PNP's in general practice.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Jenni, Walter

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1661-8157

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:14

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2014 08:16

PubMed ID:

20571999

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/3363 (FactScience: 207030)

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