Summary: Abnormal sensations such as tingling, pricking, or numbness of the skin with no apparent physical cause. ...1,2

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Symptoms of Paresthesias

Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described ...3

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Causes of Paresthesias

Most people have experienced temporary paresthesia -- a feeling of "pins and needles" -- at some time in their lives when they have sat with legs crossed for too long, or fallen asleep with an arm crooked under their head. It happens ...4

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Causes List for Paresthesias

Some possible causes of Paresthesias or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Paresthesias

Some of the types of this condition may include:6 Types of Paresthesias:

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Diagnosis of Paresthesias

Diagnostic evaluation is based on determining the underlying condition causing the paresthetic sensations. An individual's medical history, physical examination, and laboratory tests are essential for the diagnosis. Physicians may order additional tests depending on the suspected cause of the paresthesia ...7

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Treatments: Paresthesias

Is there any treatment? The appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)8 ...

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Research for Paresthesias

What research is being done? The NINDS supports research on disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves that can cause paresthesia. The goals of this research are to increase scientific understanding of these disorders and to find ways ...9

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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Paresthesias ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)10 ...

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  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN003069/ 
  3. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ paresthesia/ paresthesia.htm
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  7. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ paresthesia/ paresthesia.htm
  8. ibid.
  9. ibid.
  10. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN003069/ 

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