noun (plural dysaesthesiae /dɪsɪsˈθiːzɪiː/ or dysaesthesias)Medicine
An abnormal unpleasant sensation felt when touched, caused by damage to peripheral nerves.
- Painful dysesthesia may be managed by tricyclic antidepressant and anticonvulsant medications.
- Patients often complain of subjective swelling of hands and feet, as well as paresthesia and dysesthesia of hands and feet.
- Approximately 7 to 15 percent of patients have permanent neurologic sequelae including bilateral footdrop, intrinsic hand muscle wasting, sensory ataxia, and dysesthesia.
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