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October 1983

Diabetic Neuropathic Cachexia: Report of a Woman With This Syndrome and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(10):2011-2012. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350100195040

• A 64-year-old woman was admitted to the neurology service complaining of lower extremity weakness and pain. She was found to have lost more than 180 kg in a 2½-year period. In addition, she had mild diabetes. A diagnosis of diabetic neuropathic cachexia was made. Not only is this case remarkable for the massive weight loss, but, to our knowledge, this is the first report of this syndrome in a woman.

(Arch Intern Med 143:2011-2012)

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