Sensory neuropathy

See ((Sensory ganglionopathy))

Impaired glucose tolerance is common in patients with idiopathic sensory neuropathy.

A 128-HZ tuning fork is a simple screening test for peripheral neuropathy and predicts diabetic foot ulcers with the specificity of 90% in the sensitivity of 56%.

Pressure sensation can be determined with a Semmes-Weinstein monofilament.

Patients normally can feel with an intact sensation a 4.17 monofilament, which equates to 1 g of linear pressure.

Sensation is lost when patients cannot feel a 5.07 monofilament or 10 g of linear pressure on the plantar surface of the foot.

Combining superficial pain and temperature has a 87% sensitivity in diagnosing diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Paresthesia and sensory deficits are characteristic of a small fiber neuropathy.

Other common causes of sensory neuropathy include alcohol use, vitamin deficiency, certain medications.

Many sensory neuropathies remain unexplained.

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