Meralgia paraesthetica: an unusual complication in peritoneal dialysis.

Talwar, Ambika and Baharani, Jyoti (2012) Meralgia paraesthetica: an unusual complication in peritoneal dialysis. BMJ case reports, 2012. ISSN 1757-790X.

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A 53-year-old woman with a history of end-stage renal disease on peritoneal dialysis (PD) presented with a 3-month history of intermittent numbness and paraesthesia over the anterior aspect of the right thigh. The patient noticed the pain was worse on walking and related to dialysis sessions. An examination revealed no neurovascular abnormalities or abdominal masses. However, there was subjective paraesthesia in the distribution of the right lateral cutaneous nerve. Subsequent nerve conduction studies revealed the cause of the patient's symptoms. She was diagnosed with meralgia paraesthetica. Her symptoms resolved when the dialysis regime was modified.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WJ Urogenital system. Urology
Divisions: Emergency Services > Renal
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 12:30
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 08:18

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