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Table 2 Neuropathic pain characteristics according to the self-report questionnaire portion of DN4 diagnostic tool

From: Chronic pain after groin hernia repair: pain characteristics and impact on quality of life

Characteristics Patients, n (%)a
Burning, n (%) 25 (27.2)
Painful sensation of cold, n (%) 11 (6.5)
Electric shocks, n (%) 27 (29.3)
Tingling, n (%) 33 (35.9)
Pins and needles, n (%) 43 (46.7)
Numbness, n (%) 44 (47.8)
Itching, n (%) 24 (26.1)
Hypoesthesia to touch, n (%) 42 (45.7)
Hypoesthesia to prick, n (%) 30 (32.6)
Brushing, n (%) 13 (14.1)
  1. a A total of 92 patients with a DN4 score ≥ 4 (positive score on at least 4 items) were diagnosed with neuropathic chronic postsurgical pain. The percentages for each symptom are of the 92 patients