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Epidemiology

Blair H. Smith and Nicola Torrance

in Neuropathic Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199563678
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740305 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0003

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Epidemiology

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Lack of agreed definitions and diagnostic criteria for neuropathic pain hamper epidemiological studies.

Neuropathic pain is likely to become more common in future because of ageing populations and improved recognition.

Neuropathic pain probably affects around 8% of UK adults, around 24% or more of patients with long-standing diabetes, and around 20% of those who have had shingles....

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Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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