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Additional causes for distal sensory polyneuropathy in diabetic patients
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    Diabetes with neuropathy - implicated for wrong reasons??

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the article by K C Gorson and A H Ropper titled " Additional causes for distal sensory polyneuropahty in diabetic patients". In the end, Iam not too sure regarding whether the study conveys any new message. On the other hand, the study has drawbacks, in addition to that of being a retrospective and uncontrolled one. There is obviously a selection bias since the number of diabetic pat...

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    Additional causes for distal sensory polyneuropathy in diabetic patients?

    Dear Editor,

    Gorson and Ropper conclude from a retrospective study in 103 patients with distal sensory neuropathy and diabetes that there is a high frequency of additional sources of the neuropathy.I am not convinced by the results of this study.

    First,the patients were a highly selected group of patients referred to a department of neurology.During a five year period only 103 consecutive with diabetes and...

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