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The prevalence, patterns and predictors of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in a developing country.

Abstract:

Prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) has reached epidemic proportions in Sri Lanka. Presently there are studies on the community prevalence of distal peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in Sri Lanka. We describe prevalence, patterns and predictors of DPN in patients with DM in Sri Lanka. Data were collected as part of a national study on DM. In new cases DPN was assessed using the Diabetic-Neuropathy-Symptom (DNS) score, while in those with established diabetes both DNS and Toronto-Clinical-Scoring-...

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10.1186/1758-5996-4-21

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Katulanda, P More by this author
Ranasinghe, P More by this author
Jayawardena, R More by this author
Constantine, GR More by this author
Sheriff, MH More by this author
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Journal:
Diabetology and metabolic syndrome
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
21
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1758-5996
ISSN:
1758-5996
URN:
uuid:e0ba1991-15e0-432a-a247-64f931bff7a2
Source identifiers:
348841
Local pid:
pubs:348841

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