An elderly male with recent onset of mild diabetes mellitus developed diabetic amyotrophy. There were muscle atrophy and pain in the thighs without sensory changes. Multiple biopsies were made over a fourteen-month period and studied with light and electron microscopy. The changes of individual muscle fiber atrophy, typical of this disease, are described.
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Original contribution| March 01 1967
Diabetic Amyotrophy: Light and Electron Microscopic Investigation
J M B Bloodworth, Jr, MD;
Dr. Epstein is currently at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston.
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J M B Bloodworth, Murray Epstein; Diabetic Amyotrophy: Light and Electron Microscopic Investigation. Diabetes 1 March 1967; 16 (3): 181–190. https://doi.org/10.2337/diab.16.3.181
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