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Is there a medical condition that results in complete sensory loss yet preserved consciousness?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Stroke: Stroke can affect strength or sensation, usually one side of the body. Tumors in unusual places can affect a person's sensitivity to pain, but usually not completely. Infections like leprosy cause serious sensory problems, but typically feet and toes, not the whole body. Perhaps the character in the book girl with the dragon tatoo (with a genetic trait) has you confused with medical disease.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a condition that results in complete sensory loss yet preserved consciousness?

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Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 50 years experience
See neurologist : Yes, there are many conditions of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves that can preserve the consciousness and yet produce numbness. You need to be evaluated and managed by a neurologist.

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