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Human Studies

2020 Aug 09

Eur J Neurol

Diagnosis and prevalence of diabetic polyneuropathy: a cross-sectional study of Danish patients with type 2 diabetes.


Gylfadottir SS, Itani M, Krøigård T, Kristensen AG, Christensen DH, Nicolaisen SK, Karlsson P, Callaghan BC, Bennett DL, Andersen H, Tankisi H, Nielsen JS, Andersen NT, Jensen TS, Thomsen RW, Sindrup SH, Finnerup NB
Eur J Neurol. 2020 Aug 09.
PMID: 32909392.


Diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) is a common complication of diabetes. Using the Toronto criteria for diabetic polyneuropathy and the grading system for neuropathic pain, the performance of neuropathy scales and questionnaires were assessed by comparing them to a clinical gold standard diagnosis of DPN and painful DPN in a cohort of patients with recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes.