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Complement Ther Med. 2017 Dec;35:53-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2017.09.006. Epub 2017 Sep 27.

Laser acupuncture treatment of neuropathic pain in a boy with brain tumour.

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1
University of Osijek Medical School, Croatia; Children's Hospital Zagreb, Paediatric Pain Clinic, Croatia. Electronic address: diana.butkovic1@gmail.com.
2
University of Osijek Medical School, Croatia; Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Department for Pain Therapy, Croatia.

Abstract

Neuropathic pain occurrence is associated with some cytostatic and antibiotics use. Pharmacological therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain is sometimes unsuccessful, and complementary methods like acupuncture are included. In this case report, a 14-year-old boy with cerebral tumour and neuropathic pain in his feet after chemotherapy and linezolid use is presented. A complete cessation of neuropathic pain symptoms like hyperalgesia and allodynia was accomplished after laser acupuncture application.

KEYWORDS:

Brain tumour; Laser acupuncture; Linezolid; Neuropathic pain; Paediatric

PMID:
29154067
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctim.2017.09.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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