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Can dermatomal problems possibly indicate other medical conditions?

I have been reading up about dermatomes and it got me wondering if dermatomal issues can indicate potential problems further into the body than the dermis? For a couple of examples, can say one of T1 ...
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What is the recovery trajectory for numbness preceding shingles?

When a mild, small shingles outbreak (8-10 square inches) is preceded by a few days of numbness that covers the affected area, what are the expectations for normal feeling to return after the shingles ...
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Is stem cells treatment an effective cure for nerve damage from peripheral neuropathy in DM?

Is stem cells treatment an effective cure for nerve damage from peripheral neuropathy in DM? Googling returns plenty of hits. Top results are businesses offering stem cells treatment for almost any ...
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What is the name for the symptom of mishearing words?

There’s a really interesting symptom I remember hearing about, wherein the patient will fail to understand certain sounds correctly, in a repeatable fashion. For example, the patient could be ...
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What does "axonal features" mean?

In the results of an electromyography comes: polyneuropathy with axonal features What does "axonal features" mean?
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Affects of nicotine on the nerves

There are new methods for getting nicotine. For example, vaping. Some people are almost promoting nicotine as a health product that can reduce the risk of Parkison's disease and colitis. Some people ...
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When was congenital-analgesia (aka congenital insensitivity to pain), the inability to feel pain, clinically documented? How rare?

When was congenital-analgesia (aka congenital insensitivity to pain), the inability to feel pain, clinically documented? How rare is it really? Is it hereditary? Or just a sporadic fluke mutation? ...
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Low Carb Diet Causing Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms

Can eating low (<20g) of carbohydrates a day be related to causing symptoms that are that of Peripheral Neuropathy? Pain areas: in the back, face, foot, hands, or thigh Pain types: can be ...
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Management of erectile dysfunction in type I diabetes [closed]

Type I diabetes is in the long term associated with accelerated vascular and autonomic disease. One of the consequences of both of these is erectile dysfunction. What diagnostic tests are used to ...
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