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Back to basics: ankle reflex in the evaluation of peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Authors
  • Shehab, D K
  • Al-Jarallah, K F
  • Abraham, M
  • Mojiminiyi, O A
  • Al-Mohamedy, H
  • Abdella, N A
Type
Published Article
Journal
QJM
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2012
Volume
105
Issue
4
Pages
315–320
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcr212
PMID: 22071964
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ankle reflex is a powerful screening tool with high sensitivity and negative predictive value, but a combination of ankle reflex and vibration sense has superior sensitivity and specificity compared with either of them done alone for the detection of DPN in clinical settings.

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