Pain due to nerve damage: Are inflammatory mediators involved

  title={Pain due to nerve damage: Are inflammatory mediators involved},
  author={D. Tracey and Judith S. Walker},
  journal={Inflammation Research},
Damage to peripheral nerves often results in pain and hyperalgesia. We suggest that nerve damage causes an inflammatory response in which cells associated with the nerve release inflammatory mediators such as eicosanoids; these mediators may contribute to the hyperalgesia which results from nerve injury. The cell types most likely to be responsible include macrophages and postganglionic sympathetic neurones. A better understanding of the mechanisms involved should lead to improved therapies for… CONTINUE READING

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