Paresthesia is the medical term for an abnormal sensation in one's peripheral nerves, often described as tingling, pricking (“pins and needles”), burning, numbness, skin crawling, or itching. Paresthesia ia caused by disruption of nerve signals between the brain and the body, which may be temporary or may be caused by forms of neuropathy.
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Prevalence[edit | edit source]
- 2001, In a Belgian study, 66.4% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 69.1% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported numbness/paresthesia.
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Possible causes[edit | edit source]
- Neuropathies including diabetic neuropathy and small fiber peripheral neuropathy
- Subacute beriberi, an illness resulting from inadequate thiamin (vitamin B1).
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References[edit | edit source]
- Turkington, Carol; Dover, Jeffrey S. (2009). The Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders (3rd ed.). Infobase Publishing. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-8160-7509-6.
- De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 2001). "A definition‐based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Internal Medicine. 250 (3): 234–240. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x.
- Thurnham, David I. (Dec 28, 2012). Caballero, Benjamin, ed. Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition. 4 (3rd ed.). Academic Press. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-12-384885-7.
- Thomas, John A. (Dec 6, 2012). Drugs, Athletes, and Physical Performance. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-4684-5499-4.
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