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paresthesia

[‚par·əs′thē·zhə]
(medicine)
Tingling, crawling, or burning sensation of the skin.

Paresthesia

 

an unusual sensation of numbing, pricking, or creeping of the skin that arises either without external cause or under the action of various mechanical factors, such as pressure on a nerve or vessel. Paresthesia may be a manifestation of diseases of the peripheral nervous system or, more rarely, of the sensory centers of the spinal cord or brain.

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All patients experienced paradoxical temperature perception, nausea, paresthesias, numbness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, arthralgias, and myalgias (Table).
1 Various techniques in use are, paresthesia elicitation, nerve stimulator and more recently ultra- sonic visual guidance.
GW, a 40-year-old male clerical worker, complained of ulnar-sided right wrist pain of approximately 1 year's duration and occasional paresthesias in his ring and little fingers.
While reported clinical trials have concluded that articaine is a safe effective addition to the dental armamentarium, there have been reports suggesting that articaine use is associated with higher rates of paresthesia (persistent anesthesia).
Local findings were defined as pain, swelling, erythema, paresthesias, and fasciculations.
Backache occurring within 3 months of delivery and persisting for more than 6 weeks was the primary long-term outcome measure; headache, neck ache, and paresthesias of similar duration were secondary outcomes.
CASE 1 * Sally G, age 46, has been experiencing paresthesias for the past 3 months.
Signs and symptoms of PSP range from mild, short-lived paresthesias of the mouth or extremities to severe, life-threatening paralysis (1).
In a review of literature performed by Mendenhall et al14 complications with lateral rhinotomy approach were facial scarring, paresthesias and epiphora were 100%, 11% and 9 % respectively at Hopital Lariboisiere between 1985 and 1996 in a total of 44 patients.
At the end of the first week of illness, paresthesias developed in his feet; on the 10th day of illness, he also noticed difficulties with urination.
Eight children had side effects, including cognitive effects (four), drowsiness (three), and paresthesias (one).