JULIE KAUFMANN, M.D; JUAN J. CANOSO, M.D
To the editor: A patient recently came to us with a burning pain in her left anterolateral thigh. She had a long history of progressive systemic sclerosis characterized by Raynaud's phenomenon, cutaneous calcifications, telangiectases, dysphagia, interstitial lung disease, and lack of skin involvement. The onset of pain correlated with attacks of intestinal pseudo-obstruction and abdominal distention associated with her primary disease. When present, this pain was exacerbated by standing and relieved by lying down.
The association between meralgia paraesthetica and large abdomens in pregnancy, obesity, and ascites has been described (1). In a previous report on thigh pressures measured during
KAUFMANN J, CANOSO JJ. Progressive Systemic Sclerosis and Meralgia Paraesthetica. Ann Intern Med. ;105:973. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-6-973_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(6):973.
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