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Wasting of hands and forearms with oblique amyotrophy

Amyotrophy is progressive wasting of muscle tissues. Muscle pain is also a symptom. It can occur in middle-aged males with type 2 diabetes. It also occurs with motor neuron disease.

The following are considered differential diagnosis for Amyotrophy:[1]

  • compressive and infective causes of polyradiculopathy
  • structural disc diseases
  • chronic demyelinating neuropathies

See also


  1. Zaidi, Syed Amir; Chhetri, Suresh Kumar; Lekwuwa, Godwin; Majeed, Tahir (2013-02-04). "An unusual presentation of diabetic amyotrophy: myoclonus". BMJ Case Reports. 2013: bcr2012008245. doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-008245. ISSN 1757-790X. PMC 3604390. PMID 23386493.

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