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Table 2 Percentage of patients undergoing one or more additional tests in relation to the underlying pathology in patients with LANSS ≥ 12 (n = 1,163)

From: The diagnosis and management of neuropathic pain in daily practice in Belgium: an observational study

  Number of tests
Pathology 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
Diabetic neuropathy (n = 89) 6.7 46.1 19.1 10.1 11.2 6.7 0.0
Cancer (n = 27) 0.0 14.8 7.4 29.6 33.3 11.1 3.7
Lumbar problem (n = 84) 5.9 9.5 19.1 35.7 20.2 9.5 0.0
Osteoporosis (n = 3) 0.0 0.0 33.3 66.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
PHN (n = 98) 55.1 19.4 14.3 9.2 0.0 1.0 1.0
Multiple sclerosis (n = 22) 9.1 27.27 18.18 22.73 13.64 9.09 0.00
Post-traumatic lesion (n = 62) 6.4 19.3 19.3 17.7 20.9 16.1 0.0
Thalamic syndrome (n = 1) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0
CRPS (n = 51) 11.8 13.7 25.5 17.65 23.53 7.8 0.0
Alcohol (n = 17) 11.8 29.4 29.4 11.76 17.65 0.0 0.0
Syringomyelia (n = 6) 16.7 50.0 16.7 0.00 0.00 16.7 0.0
Post-surgical lesion (n = 34) 8.8 17.6 26.5 20.6 14.7 5.9 5.9
CCS (n = 31) 3.2 74.2 16.1 3.2 3.2 0.0 0.0
Osteoarthritis (n = 17) 11.8 5.9 23.5 17.6 23.5 11.8 5.9
Post-CVA (n = 24) 12.5 25.0 37.5 16.7 4.2 4.2 0.0
Others (n = 119) 13.4 25.2 21.8 20.2 10.9 6.7 1.7
  1. Abbreviations: PHN: post-herpetic neuralgia; Post-CVA: post-cerebrovascular accident; CRPS: complex regional pain syndrome; CCS: carpal canal syndrome