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Author Alexander, M. ♦ Thomas, S. V. ♦ Mohan, P. K. ♦ Narendranathan, M.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Nervous System Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Neurology
Abstract Twenty patients with Tropical Pancreatic Diabetes (TPD) were evaluated by Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEP) in order to detect any possible subclinical involvement of auditory pathways. The latencies of BAEP Wave III (p < 0.009) and V (p < 0.47) as well as the Interpeak Latencies I-III (p < 0.002), and I-V (p < 0.019) were significantly prolonged in patients with TPD when compared to age and sex matched healthy volunteers. There was correlation between the abnormalities of BAEP and duration of diabetes (p < 0.006), male sex of patients (p < 0.05), and the presence of retinopathy (p < 0.003) and nephropathy (p < 0.38). There was no significant correlation with the age of the patients, type of treatment, blood sugar levels and presence of peripheral neuropathy. These changes suggest a subclinical involvement of the auditory pathways in TDP patients.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology
Volume Number 35
Issue Number 2
Page Count 88
Starting Page 8
Ending Page 95