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what are the symptoms of congenital insensitivity to pain?

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Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Pain: Is a rare condition in which the person does not feel physical pain and has a genetic predisposition . Patients can still feel if somebody is touching them and they have no physical abnormalities . Consult with a neurologist for more information

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are common symptoms of congenital insensitivity to pain?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
2 types:: There are generally 2 types of non-response exhibited in cip: 1. Insensitivity to pain: painful stimulus is not even perceived: a patient cannot describe the intensity or type of pain. 2. Indifference to pain: a patient can perceive the stimulus, but lacks an appropriate response: they will not flinch or withdraw when exposed to pain. Cognition and sensation are normal!
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What can you tell me about congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Very rare: A genetic mutation that leads to increase risk of both heat injury due to inability to sweat and cool oneself and the lack of protective reflexes due to pain. I reviewed these article that may help you with more of your questions http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3371914/ http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/congenital-insensitivity-to-pain.

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