hypoaesthesia


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hypoaesthesia

Less than normal sensitivity to any sensory modality.
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hyperaesthesia, corneal

Abnormally high corneal sensitivity (threshold less than 15 mg/0.013 mm2 near the limbus in the adult eye) as distinguished from hypoaesthesia (beyond 70 mg/0.013 mm2 near the limbus in the adult eye) which is abnormally low corneal sensitivity. See aesthesiometer; corneal touch threshold; corneal sensitivity.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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The typical clinical presentation is protracted seizures and headache.3 Our patient had an atypical presentation, with reduced visual acuity, peri-oral hypoaesthesia and no history of seizures.
It took a lot of effort on our part to convince the patient and the family that recurrent unnoticed burns were occurring because of hypoaesthesia in the leprosy lesions.
On sensory testing hypoaesthesia to temperature and pinprick sensation was observed in the plaques and on the hypopigmented patch.
Increase in the thermal thresholds indicated warm hypoaesthesia, cold hypoaesthesia or both.