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Chapter 32. Peripheral Neuropathy MTM Data Set

Which type of peripheral neuropathy is considered the most common?

a. Phantom limb pain

b. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy

c. Post-herpetic neuralgia

d. Trigeminal neuralgia

Answer b.

What is a risk factor for development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

a. Low body mass index

b. Depression

c. Poor glucose control

d. Small stature

Answer c.

What is a complication of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

a. Retinopathy

b. Nephropathy

c. Tinea pedis

d. Foot ulceration

Answer d.

Using living room language, which term is best described by the phrase “constant burning pain”?

a. Allodynia

b. Causalgia

c. Dysesthesias

d. Paresthesia

Answer b.

Which objective test uses a 10-g monofilament to determine if the patient can perceive its placement?

a. Pinprick test

b. Light touch test

c. Vibration test

d. Pressure perception test

Answer d.

In which situations should a patient with diabetic peripheral neuropathy seek prompt medical attention?

a. Upon physical exam, feet are observed as dry.

b. Upon physical exam, an ulcer is noted on side of large toe on left foot.

c. Patient describes symptoms of burning in feet as worse than last visit.

d. Patient states that prescribed medications are no longer working for neuropathic pain.

Answer b.

A 68-year-old male has a past medical history of hypertension (20 years), gastroesophageal reflux disease (5 years), type 2 diabetes (15 years), and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (2 years). Current medications include metformin 1000 mg twice daily, insulin ...

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