Paresthesia

Paresthesia is the general name for abnormal sensations. People use a variety of terms for these sensations, such as: tingling, burning sensations, numbness, pins-and-needles, nerve-type pain, prickling, creeping, etc. The cause is usually a nerve disorder, which may include a local nerve problem (e.g. nerve entrapment) ...

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

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Causes

General Nerve Causes of Paresthesias: A number of disorders of the nerves in general may cause paresthesias in different locations.

Brain and Head Disorders: Various brain disorders can affect the nervous ...

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Causes of Paresthesia

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 ...3

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Diagnosis of Paresthesia

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 ...4

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Causes List for Paresthesia

Possible causes of Paresthesia (or similar symptoms) may include:5

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Types

Types of paresthesias include:

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Clinical Features of Paresthesia

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 ...6

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Treatments for Paresthesia

Is there any treatment? The appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)7 ...

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References

  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN003069/ 
  3. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ paresthesia/ paresthesia.htm
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ paresthesia/ paresthesia.htm
  7. ibid.

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