Signs and symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy: prospective study of 829 patients

  title={Signs and symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy: prospective study of 829 patients},
  author={P. Veldman and H. Reynen and I. E. Arntz and R. Goris},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • P. Veldman, H. Reynen, +1 author R. Goris
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • The pathogenesis of reflex sympathetic dystrophy--variously known as Sudeck's atrophy, causalgia, algodystrophy, and peripheral trophoneurosis--is not yet understood, and diagnosing and treating patients is difficult. We have prospectively studied 829 patients, paying particular attention to early signs and symptoms. In its early phase, reflex sympathetic dystrophy is characterised by regional inflammation, which increases after muscular exercise. Pain was present in 93% of patients, and… CONTINUE READING
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