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Nima Khoshnoodi, M.D., Michael Polydefkis, M.D., M.H.S.
Amyotrophy is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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  • An underdiagnosed condition referred to by different names including "diabetic proximal neuropathy," "diabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexopathy," and "Bruns-Garland syndrome".
  • Classically, a monophasic illness characterized by acute to subacute onset of severe pain followed by subacute, progressive, asymmetrical limb muscle weakness a few weeks after with variable degrees of recovery.
  • Patients often have some level of concurrent DPN.

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Last updated: January 5, 2017


Khoshnoodi, Nima, and Michael Polydefkis. "Amyotrophy." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547007/all/Amyotrophy.
Khoshnoodi N, Polydefkis M. Amyotrophy. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547007/all/Amyotrophy. Accessed July 24, 2019.
Khoshnoodi, N., & Polydefkis, M. (2017). Amyotrophy. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547007/all/Amyotrophy
Khoshnoodi N, Polydefkis M. Amyotrophy [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 July 24]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547007/all/Amyotrophy.
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