Table 1—

Clinical characteristics of 72 idiopathic neuropathy patients evaluated with OGTT

Diagnosis
DiabetesIGTNormal
n133623
Age65 (46–82)62 (49–80)63 (44–79)
BMI
 Median292929
 ≥ 30 kg/m25/13 (38)15/36 (41)11/23 (48)
Family history
 Neuropathy2/13 (15)7/36 (19)10/23 (43)*
 Diabetes8/13 (62)11/36 (30)6/23 (26)
Clinical phenotype
 S 1 2 4
 SP112914
 MS 1 1 4
 MSP 0 4 1
  • Data are median (range) and n (%).

  • *

    * Family history of possible neuropathy was significantly more common (P < 0.05) for patients with normal OGTT than for those with either IGT or diabetes;

  • complaints of neuropathic pain (SP plus USP) were significantly more common in patients with IGT than in neuropathy patients whose OGTT was normal (P < 0.025). S, sensory exclusive; SP, sensory exclusive with neuropathic pain; MS, motor and sensory; MSP, motor and sensory with neuropathic pain.