Diabetic amyotrophy in an adolescent responsive to intravenous immunoglobulin

Jose Americo Fernandes Filho, Brandon M. Nathan, Mark R. Palmert, Bashar Katirji

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We report the case of a 13-year-old boy with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus who developed severe diabetic amyotrophy, which progressed over a few months but demonstrated rapid recovery after administration of intravenous immunoglobulin. This report highlights the importance of monitoring adolescents for even the rare neurologic complications of diabetes mellitus most commonly encountered in adults, and supports the need for well-designed trials using immunomodulatory therapies in diabetic amyotrophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)818-820
Number of pages3
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Diabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy
  • Diabetic polyradiculopathy
  • Diabetic proximal neuropathy
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)


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