hyperpathia


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hy·per·path·i·a

(hī'pĕr-path'ē-ă),
Excessive sensitivity and a raised threshold to painful stimuli.
[hyper- + G. pathos, suffering]

hyperpathia

(hī″pĕr-păth′ē-ă) [″ + pathos, disease, suffering]
Hypersensitivity to sensory stimuli. Includes hyperesthesia, allodynia, and hyperalgesia.

hyperpathia

abnormally exaggerated subjective response to painful stimuli.

hyperpathia test
pressure over the transverse processes or dorsal spinous processes of the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae will cause tensing of the abdominal muscles at the level of a spinal cord lesion.
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It should also focus on the musculoskeletal system (eg, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, inflammation, deformity, posture, leg length discrepancy), as well as the neurologic system (eg, search for weakness, hyperalgesia, hyperpathia, allodynia, numbness, paresthesia, other neurologic impairments).
Classical presentation of thalamic stroke is usually sensory with hemi anesthesia or thalamic hyperpathia (Dejerine-Roussy syndrome).
Other signs might include focal hyperpathia along the spine, bowel or bladder dysfunction, reluctance to jump or climb stairs, crying in pain and arched back (kyphosis).
2) Similarly, some have suggested that even though the radiation of pain following local trauma seemed to resemble causalgia, (20) there was a lack of hyperpathia and changes in the soft tissue, bones, and blood vessels as well as a poor response to sympathetic blockade, thus making clinical features of PLMT inconsistent with known radicular disorders.
There were no allodynia, hyperesthesia, hyperpathia or sudomotor changes as hyperhidrosis in physical examination and no demineralization or osteoporosis in radiological examination.