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An unpleasant sensation caused by damage to the nerves.

Associated with distorted or unpleasant sensations (painful, itchy or burning) when touched, dysaesthesia is usually coupled with abnormalities in the brain or spinal cord. For example, the thing that’s supposed to comfort you the most, a hug, can be incredibly painful.

MS Trust. Altered Sensations. Available at:  Accessed May 2020

UK | July 2020 | MUL20-C021