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Vibration sense and tarsal disintegration.

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The extent of loss of vibration and pressure sensations was assessed in 21 leprosy patients with disintegration of the tarsus. Feet which had and did not have tarsal disintegration both showed severe impairment of pressure sensation, but the loss of vibration sense was more severe in feet which had undergone the destructive process. It appears that loss of deep sensation is an important factor in the process of tarsal disintegration in feet which are already anaesthetic. Measurement of vibrat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division, Biomedical Research Centre
Role:
Author
Journal:
Indian journal of leprosy
Volume:
62
Issue:
4
Pages:
422-428
Publication date:
1990-01-01
ISSN:
0254-9395
URN:
uuid:a8f101d5-8da6-495e-82c7-dce53d27873c
Source identifiers:
3206
Local pid:
pubs:3206

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