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Dysesthesia

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Updated January 07, 2008

Definition: A condition in which the sense of touch is distorted in an unpleasant way. Usually this refers to a situation where a normal stimulus, such as a light touch, is perceived as painful or otherwise unpleasant, such as burning, itching or prickling.

Dysesthesia is a common sensory symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS).

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