Meralgia paresthetica

What is meralgia paresthetica?

Meralgia paresthetica is a syndrome of tingling discomfort (dysesthesias) in an area of nerve injury, most commonly the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. It is characterized by a patch of decreased sensation over the lateral thigh; this area is dysesthetic. Meralgia paresthetica may be due to more proximal nerve compression. A change in weight is commonly associated with the onset of meralgia paresthetica.

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