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Definition

A disorder characterized by congenital inability to perceive any form of pain, in any part of the body. All other sensory modalities are preserved and the peripheral and central nervous systems are apparently intact. Patients perceive the sensations of touch, warm and cold temperature, proprioception, tickle and pressure, but not painful stimuli. There is no evidence of a motor or sensory neuropathy, either axonal or demyelinating.

Acronym

CIP

Synonyms

Asymbolia for pain
Channelopathy-associated insensitivity to pain
Congenital analgesia autosomal recessive

 
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