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Michigan Diabetes Neuropathy Score: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Diabetic Neuropathy:
The MDNS is a point scale ranging from 0 to 46 (higher score reflecting more severe peripheral neuropathy), and it correlates well with more extensive neuropathy staging scales. The MDNS includes muscle stretch reflexes at the

biceps, triceps, patella, and Achilles, pinprick sensation at the great toe, ability to perceive the touch of a 10-g monofilament and a 128Hz tuning fork at the great toe, strength of hand dorsal interossei, great toe extension, and ankle dorsiflexion. (Normal < 10 points)

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Diabetic Neuropathy

94% sensitive, 78% specific