Non-ketotic hyperglycaemia-related paroxysmal bilateral hand paraesthesia misdiagnosed as diabetic neuropathy

Chin-Wei Huang, Y. J. Hsieh, Chao-Ching Huang, J. J. Tsai

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Abstract

Non-ketotic hyperglycaemia (NKH)-related partial seizure disorders are not uncommon in clinical practice but still deserve attention as they significantly affect neurologic outcome if unnoticed. The atypical presentation of sensorimotor symptoms can be seen in this setting, with paroxysmal character as the rule. Atypical manifestations could cause confusion and might lead to improper diagnosis and treatment. We report a case of inadequately controlled diabetes mellitus and NKH presenting as paroxysmal paraesthesia of both hands, which was misdiagnosed as diabetic neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 1

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Diabetic Neuropathies
Paresthesia
Diagnostic Errors
Hyperglycemia
Hand
Partial Epilepsy
Nervous System
Diabetes Mellitus

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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In: Neurological Sciences, Vol. 27, No. 3, 01.07.2006, p. 180-182.

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