Review ArticlesA Review of Adult and Pediatric Neuropathic Pain Assessment ToolsMorgan, Kyle J. MD; Anghelescu, Doralina L. MDAuthor Information Department of Pediatric Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Kyle J. Morgan, MD, Department of Pediatric Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, MS 130, Memphis, TN 38105 (e-mail: [email protected]). The Clinical Journal of Pain: September 2017 - Volume 33 - Issue 9 - p 844-852 doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000476 Buy Metrics Abstract Objectives: To identify and summarize the tools currently available for diagnosing and assessing neuropathic pain (NP) in adults and children and to identify areas where further research is required to address deficiencies in the existing tools. Methods: A review of journal articles pertaining to the diagnosis and assessment of NP was conducted. Results: We identified 11 tools for assessing NP in adults and 4 for assessing NP in pediatric patients. Conclusions: This article summarizes the various screening and assessment tools available to clinicians for evaluating NP. Despite the availability of the 15 tools discussed, a deficiency remains, particularly in the pediatric realm. To date, there is no well-validated NP assessment tool for children younger than 5 years, no pediatric NP screening tool that has been validated outside the domain of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, and no consistent recommendation regarding the optimal tool to use with pediatric patients who have chronic pain. These areas, as well as others, would benefit from further research and development. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.