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Pain Pract. 2014 Feb;14(2):158-61. doi: 10.1111/papr.12028. Epub 2013 Jan 21.

Neuropathic pain with features of complex regional syndrome in the upper extremity after herpes zoster.

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  • 1Pain Unit, Department of Anaesthesiology, Reanimation and Pain Treatment, Clinic Hospital, Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

We report a case of a 73-year-old female who developed unbearable neuropathic pain after a herpes zoster episode. The pain persisted and could not be controlled despite multimodal analgesia. In addition to postherpetic neuralgia, myelitis and complex regional pain syndrome were diagnosed during the evolution of neuropathic pain. This complex neuropathic pain was resolved after sympathetic ganglion block.

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KEYWORDS:

complex regional pain syndromes; myelitis; postherpetic neuralgia; sympathetic block

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23336568
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