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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: Anti-inflammatory T-cell shift in neuropathic pain

Item Healthy NeP (all) PNeP PHN OFP
Numbers (n) 26 26 13 7 6
Age 39 ± 11 56 ± 14* 49 ± 14* 71 ± 6* 53 ± 10*
Female 52% 73% 69% 71% 83%
BMI 23.4 ± 2.8 24.0 ± 3.4 25.1 ± 3.2 22.4 ± 3.4 23.6 ± 3.8
NRS (rest) 0.0 ± 0.0 4.5 ± 2.3* 4.3 ± 2.5* 3.7 ± 1.6* 5.6 ± 2.1*
NRS (motion) 0.0 ± 0.0 6.2 ± 2.7* 6.0 ± 2.3* 4.7 ± 3.9* 6.6 ± 3.3*
KAB 1.9 ± 0.7 3.2 ± 0.8* 3.3 ± 0.7* 2.9 ± 1.1* 3.1 ± 0.8*
  1. NeP (all): all patients suffering from neuropathic pain; PNeP: Peripheral neuropathic pain (symmetrical polyneuropathy/peripheral mononeuropathy); PHN: postherpetic neuralgia; OFP: orofacial pain; NRS (rest/motion): Numeric rating scale (0 to 10) of pain, 0: ‘no pain’, 10: ‘worst pain imaginable’; KAB: Questionnaire for self-perceived stress ranging from one (no stress) to six (maximum stress). Results are expressed as mean ± standard deviation (SD), *P <0.05 versus healthy controls.