Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 , Vol 66 , Num 4
Meralgia paresthetica caused by inguinal lymphadenopathy related to tinea pedis infection: A case report
Kardelen Gencer Atalay 1 ,Esra Giray 1 ,Günay Yolcu 1 ,İlker Yağcı 1
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2020.4459 Mechanical compression at any point along the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) may result in meralgia paresthetica (MP). A 54-year-old male patient presented with pain and tingling on the anterolateral side of thigh. After excluding other causes of pain radiating to legs, he was diagnosed with MP. Inguinal lymphadenopathy which caused the compression of LFCN was found on ultrasonographic examination. Tinea pedis infection was also identified during the detailed investigation for lymphadenopathy. Associated MP symptoms partially resolved immediately after ultrasound-guided LFCN block and a complete recovery was achieved after the treatment of tinea pedis. Keywords : Meralgia paresthetica, tinea pedis, ultrasound