Sensory testing with monofilaments in Hansen's disease and normal control subjects.

@article{Birke2000SensoryTW,
  title={Sensory testing with monofilaments in Hansen's disease and normal control subjects.},
  author={James A. Birke and Jittie Brandsma and Ton A. R. Schreuders and Angelika Piefer},
  journal={International journal of leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases : official organ of the International Leprosy Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={291-8}
}
Sensory testing with Semmes-Weinstein filaments was conducted on: 112 normal subjects to determine the effects of age, gender and occupation on threshold perception, 27 Hansen's disease (HD) patients to determine inter-observer and intra-observer reliability of testing, and 101 patients with HD and a history of hand and/or foot ulceration to identify thresholds for injury risk. Filament thresholds were found related to age (p < 0.002) and occupation (p < 0.001) but not gender (p > 0.1). Inter… CONTINUE READING

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