Multifocal (tarsus and knee) activation of neuroarthropathy following rapid glycaemic correction.J Diabetes Complications. 2019 12; 33(12):107438.JD
To report a case of neuroarthropathy in the tarsus and knee following rapid glycaemic normalisation in a female patient with type I diabetes.
A retrospective review of case notes.
We describe the case of a female patient with type I diabetes who had developed a multifocal neuroarthropathy in only six months, probably due to a rapid glycaemic normalisation. The onset of this neuroarthropathy was not only fast but mostly multifocal affecting two levels of joints.
The link between the onset of multifocal neuroarthropathy and the rapid correction of chronic hyperglycaemia is probably proven in our case. Patients with chronic hyperglycaemia with sensitive neuropathy should benefit from a gradual correction of their glycaemic imbalance in order to avoid the apparition of neuroarthropathy.