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Table 1 Neuropathy electrodiagnostic severity score (NESS)

From: Quantitative motor unit potential analysis and nerve conduction studies for detection of subclinical peripheral nerve dysfunction in patients with compensated liver cirrhosis

Score Number of abnormal values* Degree of abnormality
0 < 3  
1 3–5 Not exceeding 90% of ULN/LLN
2 6–8 70–90% of ULN/LLN
3 > 8 Exceeding 70% of ULN/LLN
  1. ULN, upper limit of normal; LLN, lower limit of normal
  2. Scores: 2–3: mild; 4–5: moderate; 6: severe
  3. *Absent sensory response is equivalent to 2 abnormal values