Dermatoma en el adulto
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Es importante comprender la distribución de los nervios en los dermatomas para determinar de qué manera algunas enfermedades como el zoster y otras condiciones neurológicas afectan un área del cuerpo. La combinación de números y letras muestran la relación entre cada área y el nervio sensorial correspondiente. Las vértebras se clasifican de la siguiente forma: C para cervicales, T para torácicas, C para lumbares y S para sacras. El nervio trigémino es el quinto nervio craneal, representado por la letra V.
- Last Reviewed on 05/30/2012
- Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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