Accuracy of Monofilament Testing to Diagnose Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review

Dros, Jacquelien; Wewerinke, Astrid; Bindels, Patrick J.; van Weert, Henk C.
November 2009
Annals of Family Medicine;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p555
Academic Journal
The article discusses the study on the accuracy of monofilament testing to diagnose peripheral neuropathy of any cause. It notes to conduct a systemic review to evaluate the accuracy of monofilament by the use of nerve conduction as reference standard. The study shows little accuracy on the test to detect neuropathy in feet despite its frequent use. It highlights the importance of standardization of method for the monofilament test to define its sensitivity in the clinical practice.


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