MAX ELLENBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Involvement of the nervous system in diabetes has long been recognized. Despite many studies, there still remain considerable doubt and lack of specific knowledge concerning many aspects of this complication. The very diagnosis itself presents a problem, in view of the absence of pathognomonic symptoms, signs or laboratory findings,1 as well as the lack of any specific pathologic picture.2 Agreement has, however, been expressed in the literature by many authorities concerning the background for the development of diabetic neuropathy. This has been generally assumed to follow a prolonged period of poor diabetic control. Among those advocating this viewpoint are Joslin,3
ELLENBERG M. DIABETIC NEUROPATHY: A CONSIDERATION OF FACTORS IN ONSET*. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:1067–1075. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-52-5-1067
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(5):1067-1075.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology.
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