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Table 2 Neuropathic pain diagnoses in 46 patients with probable or definite neuropathic pain

From: Neuropathic pain and use of PainDETECT in patients with fibromyalgia: a cohort study

NP diagnoses Probable NP N = 30 Definite NP N = 16 Method(s) of confirming definite NP diagnosis
Lumbar radiculopathy 20 8 ENMG (4), lumbar MRI (4)
Thoracic radiculopathy 1   
Cervical radiculopathy 2 1 cervical MRI
Painful polyneuropathy 0 2 ENMG (2), gene test* (1)
Peripheral nerve entrapment # 4 3 ENMG
Peripheral nerve lesion ¤ 3 2 ENMG
  1. NP = neuropathic pain.
  2. * confirming the diagnosis of hereditary polyneuropathy.
  3. # compression of median nerve in 3 and ulnar nerve in 2, tarsal tunnel syndrome in 1.
  4. ¤ lesion of peroneal nerve 2, ulnar nerve in 1, cervical plexus in 1 and trigeminal nerve in 1.