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J R Soc Med. 1983 July; 76(7): 567–568.
PMCID: PMC1439092

Communicating hydrocephalus in the intellectual deterioration of diabetes mellitus.


Atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels (Grunnet 1963) and hypoglycaemia (Bale 1973) are thought to be involved in the premature intellectual deterioration which occurs in some diabetics. Two diabetics are now reported who, in the course of their investigation for intellectual deterioration, were found to have communicating hydrocephalus.

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  • Bale RN. Brain damage in diabetes mellitus. Br J Psychiatry. 1973 Mar;122(568):337–341. [PubMed]
  • GRUNNET ML. Cerebrovascular disease: diabetes and cerebral atherosclerosis. Neurology. 1963 Jun;13:486–491. [PubMed]
  • Pickard JD. Adult communicating hydrocephalus. Br J Hosp Med. 1982 Jan;27(1):35–passim. [PubMed]

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