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Autumn 2005, Vol. 13 No. 3

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2005) 13, 149-151


Pearls in Dermatology

Light touch sensation testing using graded monofilaments

KY Chow 周家源

Abstract
Sensory testing with graded monofilaments is a simple, reliable, reproducible skill which is not excessively time-consuming. Graded monofilaments of different gauges are commercially available, delivering a known fixed amount of pressure. Baseline and serial testing can be done easily and compared.