Table 2

Results of nerve conduction study in the studied groups

Examined nerveNCS itemStudied nerves in the SLE group
n=74 (mean±SD)
Healthy subjects
n=36 (mean±SD)
P value
MedianMDL3.43±0.423.21±0.260.006
MAmp11.40±4.3713.38±3.520.020
MNCV60.93±7.9070.83±5.960.000
SDL2.94±0.472.30±0.210.000
SAmp19.99±13.4436.43±18.930.000
SNCV48.94±7.9261.16±5.990.000
F-wave latency25.21±1.9323.68±1.540.000
UlnarMDL2.76±0.382.56±0.300.004
MAmp9.51±2.468.76±2.580.144
MNCV64.11±7.8077.06±7.200.000
SDL2.59±0.412.04±0.210.000
SAmp15.20±9.5030.56±14.310.000
SNCV55.72±8.8468.82±6.860.000
F-wave latency26.03±2.0424.94±1.640.026
TibialMDL4.91±1.133.52±0.590.000
MAmp11.41±5.3714.86±5.720.003
MNCV41.44±7.6648.76±4.540.000
F-wave latency46.99±7.1245.38±2.660.600
PeronealMDL3.98±0.823.53±0.580.005
MAmp4.75±2.935.43±2.680.219
MNCV147.51±6.3053.93±6.370.000
MNCV262.33±19.6461.28±13.160.970
SuralDL3.45±1.283.10±0.450.003
Amp10.43±8.7319.13±11.030.000
NCV39.58±16.7046.70±6.680.000
  • Student’s t-test was applied.

  • Amp, amplitude; DL, distal latency; MAmp, motor amplitude; MDL, motor distal latency; MNCV1, common peroneal nerve motor nerve conduction velocity stimulation at the ankle; MNCV2, common peroneal nerve conduction velocity stimulation at the fibular neck head; MNCV, motor nerve conduction velocity; n, number of each nerve examined; NCS, nerve conduction studies; NCV, nerve conduction velocity; SAmp, sensory amplitude; SDL, sensory distal latency; SNCV, sensory nerve conduction velocity.