What is the modified Thomas classification system for diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Two classification systems for diabetic neuropathy are the Thomas system and the symmetrical-versus-asymmetrical system. The Thomas system (modified) is as follows:

  • Hyperglycemic neuropathy

  • Generalized symmetrical polyneuropathies

  • Sensory neuropathy

  • Sensorimotor neuropathy

  • Autonomic neuropathy

  • Focal and multifocal neuropathies

  • Superimposed chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy


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