burning foot syndrome

burn·ing foot syn·drome

a disorder observed in prisoners of war during World War II, now thought to be due to a pantothenate deficiency.
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burning foot syndrome

A painful sensation in the sole of the foot, usually caused by a peripheral neuropathy or myopathy. It occurs in certain vitamin deficiencies and in patients with chronic renal failure, due to build-up of uremic waste products.
Synonym: Grierson-Gopalan syndrome
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