Complex regional pain syndrome

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SHI Xiu-yan(Department of Dermatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China)
MA Dong-lai(Department of Dermatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China)
Journal Title:
Volume 37, Issue 03, 2011
Key Word:
Complex regional pain syndrome;Pain

Abstract: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare condition. Two types of CRPS have been recognized: CRPS Ⅰ which occurs without a definite nerve lesion, and CRPS Ⅱ with the presence of definite nerve lesions. The prominent symptom of this disease is pain, and the pain is accompanied by skin color changes, abnormal skin temperature and sudomotor activity. This paper presents the clinical manifestation, pathogenesis, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and therapy of this entity.

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