How is distal symmetrical sensorimotor polyneuropathy defined?

Updated: Jan 17, 2020
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Distal symmetrical sensorimotor polyneuropathy is commonly defined according to the following 3 key criteria:

  • The patient must have diabetes mellitus consistent with a widely accepted definition

  • Severity of polyneuropathy should be commensurate with duration and severity of diabetes

  • Other causes of sensorimotor polyneuropathy must be excluded

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