Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN): An Update for Clinicians

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Kongkiat Kulkantrakorn, MD


Neuropathy is one of the most common complications in both type I and type II diabetes mellitus. It can present in various forms, either focal or symmetrical.1 The most common form is a chronic, symmetrical, length dependent axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy. This disease can also affect the autonomic nervous system and plays an important role in other subsequent complications. Some patients are asymptomatic, but many patients have sensory symptoms, either negative or positive ones.


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Kulkantrakorn K. Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN): An Update for Clinicians. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2013 Feb. 20 [cited 2023 Dec. 2];5:46. Available from:
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