Review: Accuracy of monofilament testing for diagnosing peripheral neuropathy of the feet varies

Edelman, David
May 2010
ACP Journal Club;5/18/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 5, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study on the accuracy of monofilament testing for diagnosing peripheral neuropathy of the feet. As stated, included studies examined the diagnostic efficiency of 5.07/10-g in methods of testing, definitions, and study populations. However, it states that a positive monofilament test raises the likelihood of peripheral neuropathy at least 10-fold in patients with diabetes, but accuracy varies depending on the performance and interpretation of test.


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