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Epidemiology 

Epidemiology
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Epidemiology
Author(s):

Blair H. Smith

and Nicola Torrance

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0003
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date: 30 May 2020

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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