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Medical Term:

meralgia paresthetica


Definition: burning pain, tingling, pruritus, or formication along the lateral aspect of the thigh in the distribution of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve due to entrapment of that nerve; affected skin area often is hyperesthetic.

Synonym(s): Bernhardt disease, Bernhardt-Roth syndrome

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