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Complex regional pain syndrome 

Complex regional pain syndrome
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Complex regional pain syndrome
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Dudley Bush

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0008
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date: 05 June 2020

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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