[Genetics of diabetic complications: peripheral neuropathy].

Abstract

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus. Chronic hyperglycaemia and/or insulin deficiency in the peripheral nerve lead to metabolic and vascular disturbances, responsible for the functional alterations and the characteristic histological abnormalities observed in the nerve fibre. Recently, genetic factors have been… (More)

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