Proximal motor neuropathy/Diabetic amyotrophy

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Proximal motor neuropathy/Diabetic amyotrophy:

Progressive asymmetrical atrophy and weakness of thigh muscles (unilateral or bilateral); deep pain in quadriceps muscles; hypersensitivity of skin over thighs; absent knee reflex, and instability in walking  falls; pain often affects sleep. Onset is usually acute and unilateral is more common; usually no sensory symptoms. Most recover spontaneously. Management is symptomatic – analgesia, physiotherapy, good glycaemic control

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