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paresthesia

[‚par·əs′thē·zhə]
(medicine)
Tingling, crawling, or burning sensation of the skin.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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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.
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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.
Comment: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic condition characterized by pain, edema, skin discoloration, weakness, muscle spasm, paresthesias, and other symptoms.