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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of the patients with NP and in control group

From: Notalgia paresthetica: clinical features, radiological evaluation, and a novel therapeutic option

  NP group (n:45) Control group (n:35) P value
Female (n)(%) 39 (87%) 21 (60%) < 0.001
Male (n) (%) 6 (13%) 14 (40%)  
Age (years) (mean ± SD) (min-max) 54.7 ± 12.2 (27–77) 56.8 ± 10.4 0.64
BMI (kg/m2) (mean ± SD) 29.9 ± 1.8 27.8 ± 2.0 0.39
Duration of Symptoms (months)(Median) (min-max)(IQR) 12 (1–240) (33) 10 (2–190) (29) 0.28
VAS-pain (Median) (min-max)(IQR) 8 (5–10) (2) 7 (3–9)(2) 0.55
VAS-pruritus (Median) (min-max)(IQR) 6 (0–9) (7)  
Dermatomal Localization (n)(%)   
 Right 18 (40%)   
 Left 24 (53%)   
 Bilateral 3 (7%)   
Clinical findings (n)(%)   
 Pruritus 45 (100%)   
 Burning 22 (49%)   
 Paresthesia 20 (44%)   
 Hypoesthesia 18 (40%)   
 Prickling 14 (31%)   
 Tingling 7 (16%)   
 Hyperesthesia 3 (7%)   
 Coldness 2 (4%)   
  1. Bold p values show significance. Statistical significance was set at p < 0.05
  2. NP Notalgia paresthetica, n Number, BMI Body mass index, VAS Visual analogue scale, SD Standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range