Brachial plexopathy in diabetic ketoacidosis

Muscle Nerve. 2000 Feb;23(2):271-3. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-4598(200002)23:2<271::aid-mus20>;2-3.


We report the clinical and electrodiagnostic findings of a 39-year-old patient who presented with severe, bilateral and asymmetrical, axon-loss brachial plexopathies occurring in the midst of diabetic ketoacidosis. This patient's unusual presentation is not consistent with the rare diabetic polyradiculopathy of the upper extremities usually occurring in association with diabetic amyotrophy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / etiology*
  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / physiopathology
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus / physiopathology
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / complications*
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / physiopathology
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neural Conduction / physiology
  • Obesity