Diseases of Peripheral Nerves

  • Mary K. McDonald
  • Alexander W. Dromerick
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common of the neuropathic diseases that cause sexual dysfunction in men. The effect of diabetes on the body is complex and this complexity is reflected in its impact on sexuality. Diabetes does not simply cause neuropathy; its effects on endocrine function, micro-circulation, and the psyche also contribute to sexual dysfunction. Diabetes is a multisystem disorder, but the principles of evaluation and treatment of diabetic sexual dysfunction are applicable to all other neuropathic causes of sexual dysfunction.


Erectile Dysfunction Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Arousal Pudendal Nerve 
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