Diabetic Neuropathy

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Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of neuropathy in the western world,16 affecting approximately 50 percent of diabetic patients over time.17 It is usually seen in diabetics over 50 years of age and is uncommon in children. Diabetes can affect different components of the PNS. As a result, diabetic neuropathy is not a uniform disorder, but rather a group of distinct clinical syndromes, each reflecting the site and components of the PNS affected by the pathological process. Several clinical syndromes have been delineated.

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