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Some patients with diabetes mellitus may present with gastrointestinal complaints as a manifestation of a visceral neuropathy. On X-ray examination of the stomach, a marked increase in gastric secretions is seen frequently associated with diminution in peristalsis. A repeat study after the patient fasts for 24 hr. usually reveals a normal stomach.
On occasion, nondiabetic patients may demonstrate similar X-ray findings.
KeywordsPublic Health Diabetes Mellitus Neuropathy Gastric Secretion Normal Stomach
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