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What is Meralgia paresthetica?

What is Meralgia paresthetica?

Meralgia paresthetica causes tingling, numbness or other sensations on the upper thigh. It is a type of ...more »

  • Meralgia paresthetica: A rare disorder where compression or injury of a nerve that connects the thigh to the spine results in abnormal, painful sensations in the outer part of the thigh. The condition is most common in middle-aged, overweight males.

Meralgia paresthetica is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Meralgia paresthetica, or a subtype of Meralgia paresthetica, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Meralgia paresthetica: Introduction

Types of Meralgia paresthetica:

Broader types of Meralgia paresthetica:

Who gets Meralgia paresthetica?

Gender Ratio for Meralgia paresthetica: male predominance

How serious is Meralgia paresthetica?

Complications of Meralgia paresthetica: see complications of Meralgia paresthetica

What causes Meralgia paresthetica?

Causes of Meralgia paresthetica: see causes of Meralgia paresthetica

What are the symptoms of Meralgia paresthetica?

Symptoms of Meralgia paresthetica: see symptoms of Meralgia paresthetica

Complications of Meralgia paresthetica: see complications of Meralgia paresthetica

Can anyone else get Meralgia paresthetica?

More information: see contagiousness of Meralgia paresthetica
Inheritance: see inheritance of Meralgia paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Meralgia paresthetica.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Meralgia paresthetica.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Meralgia paresthetica: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Meralgia paresthetica.
Treatments for Meralgia paresthetica: see treatments for Meralgia paresthetica
Research for Meralgia paresthetica: see research for Meralgia paresthetica

Name and Aliases of Meralgia paresthetica

Main name of condition: Meralgia paresthetica

Other names or spellings for Meralgia paresthetica:

Bernhardt-Roth syndrome, Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment

Bernhardt-Roth Syndrome, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Meralgia paresthetica: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Meralgia paresthetica:


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