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Vojnosanitetski pregled
1999, vol. 56, iss. 1, pp. 79-82
article language: Serbian
document type: Case Report
published on: 13/08/2019
Autonomic neuropathy with cauda equina syndrome in the patients with diabetes
aMilitary Medical Academy, Clinic for Neurology, Belgrade
bMilitary Medical Academy, Clinic of Endocrinology, Belgrade


In significant number of diabetic patients are observed numerous complications during the disease onset and course. One of the most frequent is diabetic polyneuropathy that can, during its course, assume such types and imitate various diseases that can by the intensity of revealance be prominent and cause significant differential-diagnostic difficulties, especially if some forms of polyneuropathy are more rarely considered. The patient with poorly regulated diabetes, in whom the cause of disturbances was unknown for the longer period of time was presented in this study. Leading clinical phenomenology indicated the signs of impairment of cauda equina roots and extensive diagnostic procedures had to be performed. However, just after the favorable response to the glycemia regulation and withdrawal of neurologic phemomenology it was concluded that the patient suffered from diabetic polyneuropathy with clear signs of autonomic nervous system involvement, as well as autonomic neuropathy at the some time, respectively.



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