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Sensory Loss and Paresthesias 

Sensory Loss and Paresthesias
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Sensory Loss and Paresthesias
Author(s):

Andrea C. Adams

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190206895.003.0006
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date: 14 October 2019

Diseases of the peripheral nervous system are common. Patients often present with complaints of numbness and tingling. The many diagnostic possibilities include endocrinopathies, malignancies, infections, and metabolic, toxic, inflammatory, and genetic disorders. Diagnosis is essential to avoid missing a correctable neuropathy and to provide accurate prognostic information. This chapter considers the common polyneuropathies and focal neuropathies that ssunderlie patients’ complaints of sensory loss and paresthesias (ie, spontaneous abnormal sensations).

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