Statin use and peripheral sensory perception: a pilot study

Brenton West, Cylie Williams, Elise Jilbert, Alicia M James, Terrence Peter Haines

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Peripheral sensory neuropathy is a neurological deficit resulting in decreased detection of sensation through the peripheral nervous system. Peripheral sensory neuropathy is commonly diagnosed with the use of a monofilament and either a tuning fork or neurothesiometer. Statins are a widely used medication and there has been some debate of association with their use and peripheral sensory neuropathy. This pilot study aimed to test the sensory perception of participants with long-term statin use and compare these results to their peers who were not taking statins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57 - 61
Number of pages5
JournalSomatosensory and Motor Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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