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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Treatment with phentolamine is nevertheless worthwhile due to the distressing ischaemic pain and parasthesia suffered by the patient.
Other complications of bone graft donor sites include: swelling, hematoma, inflammation, temporary or permanent parasthesia, (7) pyogenic granuloma, (8) incisional hernias, (9,10) pelvic fracture, and chronic pain.
From time to time he complained of parasthesia in his feet.
Adverse events seen to date include neutropenia, alopecia, fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia and parasthesia that are common side effects of paclitaxel therapy.
In 331 patients who were treated with VELCADE in a Phase III study, the most commonly reported adverse events were asthenic conditions (61 percent), diarrhea (57 percent), nausea (57 percent), constipation (42 percent), peripheral neuropathy (36 percent), vomiting (35 percent), pyrexia (35 percent), thrombocytopenia (35 percent), psychiatric disorders (35 percent), anorexia and appetite decreased (34 percent), parasthesia (27 percent), dysesthesia (27 percent), anemia and headache (26 percent), and cough (21 percent).