Post-stroke pain case study: clinical characteristics, therapeutic options and long-term follow-up.

@article{Hansson2004PoststrokePC,
  title={Post-stroke pain case study: clinical characteristics, therapeutic options and long-term follow-up.},
  author={Per T Hansson},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 Suppl 1},
  pages={22-30}
}
Central post-stroke pain (CPSP) is a syndrome characterized by sensory disturbances and neuropathic pain. In 40%-60% of CPSP patients, the onset of central pain following a stroke occurs more than 1 month after the stroke, creating a source of diagnostic uncertainty or significant delay in treatment since healthcare providers familiar with CPSP may no longer be caring for the patient when the symptoms occur. In addition to chronic pain, the presence of somatosensory abnormalities is the most… CONTINUE READING

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