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Monofilament Underperforms in Diabetic Polyneuropathy

Miriam E. Tucker   |   Clinical Summary   |   29 November 2023
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Source

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care .

Takeaway

The 5.07/10 g monofilament test is particularly unsuitable for female patients with diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) and in patients with neuropathic pain.

Severity of DPN does not affect the test's diagnostic accuracy.

The monofilament test should not be used to diagnose DPN ...

          

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