In article <Sep16.203355.38777 at acs.ucalgary.ca>, jtetro at acs.ucalgary.ca
(Jason Tetro) writes about:
> a 30 yr old woman who is experiencing a gentle numbness in her epidermal
>tissue. Her muscles are fine.
If you are describing an apparently isolated loss of sensation (light
touch? other modalities?) there is a fairly large differential diagnosis
including central processes like MS and peripheral ones like neuropathies.
I experienced progressive numbness about a year ago (first noticing a
numb patch on my neck while shaving) which turned out to be an isolated
small-fiber neuropathy, presumedly post-viral.
My advice..see a neurologist.