Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: Model of a Severe Regional Inflammatory Response Syndrome

@article{Goris1998ReflexSD,
  title={Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: Model of a Severe Regional Inflammatory Response Syndrome},
  author={Rocco Goris},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={22},
  pages={197-202}
}
The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and acute reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) share clinical signs of severe inflammation, a protracted course, and a similar problem of impaired oxygen utilization. The difference is that SIRS patients have these signs and symptoms systemically and are severely ill in the intensive care unit (ICU), whereas acute RSD patients are in good health and their problems are limited to one extremity. Both conditions seem to be the result of an… CONTINUE READING

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