Letter to the Editor

Partial Cranial Nerve III Palsy as a Manifestation of Undiagnosed Diabetes

Authors: Tarek Saleh, MD, Aaref Badshah, MD, Monica Nicola, MD, Khushal Afzal, MD, Sheryl Dimayuga, MD


To the Editor:

Diabetic mononeuropathy is one of the rare forms of neuropathy, which is a serious problem from a diagnostic and therapeutic point of view. Cranial neuropathies in diabetic patients are extremely rare and occur in older individuals with a long duration of diabetes.1 Patients with diabetes mellitus may develop diplopia from isolated oculomotor, trochlear, and abducens nerve palsies or from combined ocular nerve palsies. We report a case of a 44-year-old female patient with undiagnosed diabetes mellitus who presented with partial cranial nerve III palsy.

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