Posts Tagged ‘paresthesias’

Paresthesias and Difficulty Swallowing

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 11th, 2013

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 63-year-old man was admitted to this hospital because of paresthesias, difficulty drinking liquids, and anxiety.  Diagnostic procedures were performed. In 2011 in Massachusetts, 110 animals with rabies were identified. Bats accounted for 20 (18%) of the animals that tested positive. Most of the bats… Read More…

Limb Ischemia

Posted by Sara Fazio • June 8th, 2012

The latest article in our Clinical Practice series reviews the evaluation of patients with acute limb ischemia, including assessment of temperature, appearance, and pulses, by palpation and Doppler. Strategies for treatment of viable limbs are reviewed. Acute limb ischemia is defined as a sudden decrease in limb perfusion that threatens the viability of the limb…. Read More…

Paresthesias and Anemia

Posted by Sara Fazio • April 25th, 2012

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 62-year-old man was admitted to this hospital because of paresthesias, weight loss, jaundice, and anemia. Diagnostic test results were received. Paresthesias involve a sensation of tingling, numbness, crawling, or deadness, and they are felt mainly in distal parts of the extremities. Although they very rarely involve… Read More…