How common is diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy in the US, and what is the rate of diabetes mellitus (DM) in persons with lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: Divakara Kedlaya, MBBS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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In the United States, the overall prevalence of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy among individuals with diabetes is 0.08%, although the condition occurs more frequently in persons with type 2 diabetes (1.1%) than in those with the type 1 disease (0.3%).

In a study of the population of Olmstead County, Minn., Ng et al found the rate of DM in persons with lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy to be 66.1%, compared with 19.8% in controls. [24]


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