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October 8, 2003

Computer Use and Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(14):1853-1855. doi:10.1001/jama.290.14.1853-a

To the Editor: In their survey of Danish workers, Dr Andersen and colleagues1 found that reports of tingling and numbness in the hand were common in computer users. Furthermore, the authors claimed that particular activities are associated with a low risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). As the authors noted, it is probable that a large proportion of individuals with tingling and numbness had conditions other than CTS.

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