1972 年 15 巻 5 号 p. 307-313
Since Jordan (1936) described a case of Charcot joint in diabetic neuropathy, at least 40 authors have reported a total of about 100 cases of this rare complication of diabetes. This paper reports an additional typical case of Charcot joint of a male Japanese diabetic patient.
This 38 year old clerk is known to have diabetes for 9 years, and has been left in the poor control of diabetes for the first several years. He was diagnosed diabetic gastroenteropathy because of longstanding severe diarrhea which induced an episode of precoma in the past. He noticed the swelling of left ankle and was diagnosed Charcot joint 3 years ago.
The clinical manifestations, etiological analysis and treatment of this case were compared with those of the reported cases in the literature.