Smart device neuropathy

Karen A. Karwa*, Donika Patel, Jinny O. Tavee

*Corresponding author for this work

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Compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) in the thigh, commonly referred to as meralgia paresthetica, may be due to obesity, tight clothing and other external factors. We report two cases of meralgia paresthetica due to compression of the LFCN by portable electronic or “smart” devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-133
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
StatePublished - Nov 15 2016


  • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Neuropathy
  • Smart device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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