Which physical findings are characteristic of systemic disorders associated with glucose intolerance?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Other patients may have physical findings that are characteristic of certain internal organ diseases, in which glucose intolerance is only part of the spectrum of metabolic derangement that complicates these conditions. In cirrhosis, the liver may be normal, enlarged, or shrunken, depending on the disease stage. Other clinical features of portal hypertension and liver cell failure are often present. In cases of uremia, the various systemic changes, with the wide range of external manifestations that occur in the late phases of renal failure, are generally evident.

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