H. U. JANKA, M.D.; E. STANDL, M.D.; H. MEHNERT, M.D.
To the editor: We have read with interest the recent report by Dr. Stuart on diabetic gustatory sweating (1). Anticholinergic drugs have been recommended for control of this symptom of diabetic autonomic neuropathy, but such treatment has often been limited because of unpleasant side effects. We wish to report a similar case of diabetic gustatory sweating and to propose an alternative therapy.
A 39-year-old musician was treated in Schwabing City Hospital, Munich, for juvenile diabetes mellitus of 18 years' duration, diabetic proliferative retinopathy, and diabetic nephropathy (serum creatinine level of 5.8 mg/dL). His chief complaint was severe diffuse sweating of
JANKA HU, STANDL E, MEHNERT H. Clonidine Effect on Diabetic Gustatory Sweating. Ann Intern Med. ;91:130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-1-130_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(1):130.
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