Table 2

Pain and sensory symptoms in DPN (n = 1623) and fibromyalgia patients (n = 1434)

Aetiology

DPN

Fibromyalgia

s


VAS worst pain *

6.4 ± 2.6

8.0 ± 1.7

< 0.001

VAS average pain *

5.0 ± 2.3

6.3 ± 1.9

< 0.001

VAS current pain *

4.6 ± 2.5

5.9 ± 2.2

< 0.001


Q1-7: Clinical relevant complaint (score >3)

Q1, burning

33%

30%

0.018

Q2, prickling

35%

33%

n.s.

Q3, allodynia

18%

20%

n.s.

Q4, attacks

29%

40%

< 0.001

Q5, thermal

14%

26%

< 0.001

Q6, numbness

30%

19%

< 0.001

Q7, pressure

22%

58%

< 0.001


Radiating pain

54.7%

72.0%

< 0.001


* mean ± standard deviation

DPN: painful diabetic neuropathy; VAS: visual analogue scale from 0 to 10; Q1-7: Question 1 to 7 of PD-Q.

Koroschetz et al. BMC Neurology 2011 11:55   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-11-55

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