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Revista Medica Herediana

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TICSE, Ray; PIMENTEL, Renán; MAZZETI, Pilar  and  VILLENA, Jaime. High frequency of peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetic patients in a general hospital in Lima-Peru . Rev Med Hered [online]. 2013, vol.24, n.2, pp.114-121. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objectives: To determine the frequency of peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetic patients and to correlate it with clinical evolution and with nervous conduction velocity studies (NCV). Methods: Descriptive and cross-sectional study that evaluated 62 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI), the Michigan Diabetic Neuropathic Score (MDNS) and NCV were used. Demographic, anthropometric and laboratory data were also analyzed. Results: the frequency of peripheral neuropathy was 96,8% based on NCV and MNSI. A moderate correlation between the number of nerves affected by NCV and MDNS score was observed (Spearman r=0,59; p<0,001). Conclusions: A high frequency of peripheral neuropathy was observed among type 2 diabetic patients, no good correlation was observed between NCV and MDNS score.

Keywords : Diabetic; neuropathies; diabetes mellitus; electromyography.

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