Nondermatomal somatosensory deficits: Overview of unexplainable negative sensory phenomena in chronic pain patients

  • Mailis-Gagnon A
  • Nicholson K
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Abstract

To review the literature and our current understanding of nondermatomal somatosensory deficits (NDSDs) associated with chronic pain in regards to their prevalence, assessment and clinical presentation, cause and pathophysiology, relationship with conversion disorder and psychological factors, as well as their treatment and prognosis.

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  • conversion disorder
  • hysteria
  • nondermatomal somatosensory deficits
  • pain

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