Paresthesia

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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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First symptoms in 72 patients with GBS Paraesthesiae Pain Weakness Arms 7 2 3 Legs 8 10 14 Both 14 3 6 Trunk/back 14 Face 1 1 Oculomotor 3 Bulbar 1(*) Neck 1 Total (Patients) 30 29 28 (*) Also had weak legs.
In addition to the weakness, she experienced paraesthesiae and numbness over the extremities.
I n contrast to the peripheral nerve location with paraesthesiae or neurostimulation, sonographic techniques provide real-time information on the cross-sectional anatomy of the examined area.
On additional questioning it became evident that 4 months after symptom onset, he had experienced paraesthesiae over both thighs and buttocks.
The patient had not experienced any paraesthesiae during epidural insertion and had no neurological symptoms or signs immediately after the incident.