On the Severity of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome


YURDAKUL F. G. , BODUR H., CAKMAK O. O. , Ates C. , SIVAS F., ESER F., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROLOGY, vol.11, no.3, pp.234-240, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3988/jcn.2015.11.3.234
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.234-240

Abstract

Background and Purpose Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy. Although its etiology is unknown, certain conditions are commonly associated with CTS, such as obesity, arthritis, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, trauma, mass lesions, amyloidosis, and sarcoidosis. We aimed to determine the association between metabolic syndrome and CTS, and we compared the severity of CTS between patients with diabetes (and no concomitant metabolic syndrome) and patients with metabolic syndrome.