Translated title of the contribution: Complex regional pain syndrome type I

Gry Kambskard Petersen, Michael Reinhold Jensen, Lars Dahlin, Niels H Soe Nielsen

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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome type I is primarily a clinical diagnosis. The syndrome is most common after soft tissue damage or fractures and is more often seen in women than in men. The paramount symptom is pain, but oedema, a limited range of motion, changes in sensibility, and trophic changes are also seen. The pathogenesis is unknown, but most clinicians believe it to be caused by disturbances in the sympathetic or sensory nervous system and/or an excessive inflammatory response, most likely neurogenic inflammation. It seems that early treatment with physiotherapy and corticosteroids has a positive effect on the disease. Despite lack of documentation, the principles of treatment usually prescribed for the treatment of neurogenic pain must be taken into consideration. There is a lack of large double-blind studies on all aspects of the syndrome.
Translated title of the contributionComplex regional pain syndrome type I
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)5019-5024
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Surgery


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