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Hypoesthesia

Hypoesthesia
ICD-10 R20.1
ICD-9 782.0
DiseasesDB 24182
MeSH D006987

Hypoesthesia (or hypesthesia) refers to a reduced sense of touch or sensation, or a partial loss of sensitivity to sensory stimuli. In everyday speech this is sometimes referred to as "numbness".

Hypoesthesia is one of the negative sensory symptoms associated with cutaneous sensory disorder (CSD). In this condition, patients have abnormal disagreeable skin sensations that can be increased (stinging, itching or burning) or decreased (numbness or hypoesthesia). There are no other apparent medical diagnoses to explain these symptoms.[1]

Hypoesthesia is also one of the more common manifestations of decompression sickness (DCS), along with joint pain, rash and generalized fatigue.[2]

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References

  1. ^ Gupta, M. A.; Gupta, A. K. (2013). "Cutaneous sensory disorder". Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery 32 (2): 110–8.  
  2. ^ Moon, R. E. (2014). "Hyperbaric oxygen treatment for decompression sickness". Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc 41 (2): 151–7.  


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