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Complex regional pain syndrome

Dudley Bush

in Neuropathic Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199563678
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740305 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0008

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Complex regional pain syndrome

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Complex regional pain syndrome is the current name for the conditions previously called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (now CRPS type I) and causalgia (now CRPS type II).

It occurs in distal limbs following trauma or surgery, is not related to intensity of initial insult, and is idiopathic in 10% of cases. There are around 10,000 cases in the UK and it is four times more common in females....

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Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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