Complex regional pain syndromes: new pathophysiological concepts and therapies.

  title={Complex regional pain syndromes: new pathophysiological concepts and therapies.},
  author={Christian Maih{\"o}fner and Frank Seifert and Katarina Markovic},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  volume={17 5},
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Sudeck's dystrophy and causalgia, is a disabling and distressing pain syndrome. We here provide a review based on the current literature concerning the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy of CRPS. CRPS may develop following fractures, limb trauma or lesions of the peripheral or CNS. The clinical picture comprises a characteristic clinical triad of symptoms including autonomic (disturbances of skin temperature… CONTINUE READING


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