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Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2010 Sep;19(3):208-12.

Recurrent multiple cranial neuropathies in a diabetic patient.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang-Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Multiple cranial neuropathies is one of the neurological complications among diabetic patients. Symptoms of multiple cranial neuropathies may cause great anxiety for these patients and often appear to be a serious problem from a diagnostic and therapeutic point of view. A correct and timely diagnosis of the underlying cause of cranial nerve palsy in these patients is crucial because of the realistic threat of devastating neurologic conditions.

CASE REPORT:

Recurrent cranial neuropathies involving different cranial nerves are unusual. In this case report, we present a diabetic patient with four episodes of recurrent cranial neuropathies including two times of facial neuropathies and two episodes of external ophthalmoplegia within 2 years.

CONCLUSION:

Diabetic cranial neuropathies may appear in a recurrent pattern; spontaneous remission is the rule.

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20824543
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