Mortality in diabetic autonomic neuropathy.

  title={Mortality in diabetic autonomic neuropathy.},
  author={David J. Ewing and Ian W. Campbell and Basil F. Clarke},
  volume={1 7960},
Thirty-seven diabetics with symptoms and clinical features suggestive of autonomic neuropathy were followed up for 33 months. Of the twenty with abnormal Valsalva or handgrip tests initially, ten (50%) died. There were no other features at presentation that differentiated those who subsequently died from those who survived. The causes of death were renal failure (six patients), cerebrovascular accident (two patients), hypoglycaemic coma (one patient), and "sudden death" (one patient). Of the… CONTINUE READING


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