Possible Causes for Localized Numbness in USA

  • Meralgia Paresthetica
    Localized Numbness

    Also known as lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment, meralgia paresthetica is a benign condition caused by the compression of this nerve at any point along its course. It can present with a burning sensation, paraesthesia, or hyperesthesia over the distribution of the nerve on the anterolateral aspect of…[1]

  • Trachinidae Sting
    Localized Numbness
  • Tick Paralysis
    Localized Numbness

    Tick paralysis may result from a tick bite if the parasite releases a neurotoxin contained in its saliva into the patient's circulation. It is an uncommon disease and up to date, it has only been reported on the Australian and American continents. TP patients typically present with an acute, ascending paralysis,…[2]

  • Rabies
    Localized Numbness

    Rabies is a viral infection caused by lyssaviruses. Rabies presents itself in the form of flu like symptoms in the beginning. The incubation period is around 2-12 weeks. Later the symptoms seen are increased sensation at the site of bite, excitability, muscle spasms, restlessness, excitability, slight or partial paralysis,…[3]

  • Decompression Sickness
    Localized Numbness

    Decompression sickness is a condition caused by change in barometric pressure. Since bubble formation is an uncontrolled process, they can develop anywhere in the body, common sites being the shoulders, elbows, knees, and ankles. In most cases of altitude decompression sickness, the person generally complains of…[4]

  • Frostbite
    Localized Numbness Localized Edema Numbness of the Hand

    Frostbite is a type of freezing injury, often accompanied by irreversible tissue damage. Depending upon the depth of tissue damage, frostbite has been classified into various categories, each of which has its own characteristic clinical manifestations. These include: First-degree frostbite Commonly known as “frost…[5]

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria
    Localized Numbness

    Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) belongs to a group of hereditary diseases known as porphyrias which are characterized by defective heme metabolism, leading to excessive cellular secretion of porphyrins and their precursors. Patients with AIP will experience abdominal pain, neuropathies and constipation without…[6]

  • Black Widow Spider Bite
    Localized Numbness Localized Edema

    The initial bite of the black widow spider may be unnoticeable to the victim. A mild local pain may be felt at most in adults while infants may present with persistent crying. The autonomic and the neuromuscular signs of spasms and muscle fasciculation sets in after a few hours to few days. Some patients complain of…[7]

  • Insect Bite
    Localized Edema

    Insect bites may be inflicted by mosquitos, fleas, bugs, lice and a plethora of other species pertaining to distinct families of the order insects. While they are of little medical interest in the vast majority of cases, immunocompromised or allergic patients may suffer from severe reactions to an insect bite. Most…[8]

  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
    Numbness of the Hand

    Ulnar nerve entrapment is a condition whereby the ulnar nerve is subjected to compression or impingement as it passes through fibrous or bony tissues in the forearm, particularly at the region of the elbow and the wrist. It is exacerbated with repeated trauma resulting from habit or work-related activity. The…[9]

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  1. Meralgia Paresthetica, Symptoma
  2. Tick Paralysis, Symptoma
  3. Rabies, Symptoma
  4. Decompression Sickness, Symptoma
  5. Frostbite, Symptoma
  6. Acute Intermittent Porphyria, Symptoma
  7. Black Widow Spider Bite, Symptoma
  8. Insect Bite, Symptoma
  9. Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, Symptoma