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Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1996 Jun;25(2):379-400.

Diabetic sexual dysfunction.

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Department of Urology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida, USA.


Although the overall incidence of erectile dysfunction in the general population between the ages of 40 and 70 years is 52%, men with diabetes mellitus have impotence at an earlier age and with a significantly higher prevalence, ranging as high as 75%. Numerous advances have been made in understanding the physiologic and biochemical mechanisms controlling penile erection. Improved clinical techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of impotence, including dynamic vascular testing, intracavernosal pharmacotherapy, and microsurgical revascularization, have allowed us to enter a new and exciting era in the quest for a more complete understanding of erectile dysfunction.

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