The Bruns-Garland syndrome (diabetic amyotrophy). Revisited 100 years later.

@article{Barohn1991TheBS,
  title={The Bruns-Garland syndrome (diabetic amyotrophy). Revisited 100 years later.},
  author={Richard J Barohn and Zarife Sahenk and J R Warmolts and Jerry R. Mendell},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={1991},
  volume={48 11},
  pages={1130-5}
}
A group of 17 patients had proximal diabetic neuropathy characterized by abrupt onset of asymmetric pain and weakness. Fourteen patients had unilateral onset that later involved the other extremity in 3 days to 8 months. All patients reported stepwise or steady progression during 2 to 18 months that was documented during serial examinations. In 16 patients, both proximal and distal muscles were involved. Sural nerve biopsy specimens demonstrated multifocal variability in nerve fiber density… CONTINUE READING