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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome: Introduction

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS) is a chronic condition characterized by severe burning pain, pathological changes in bone and ... more about Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome.

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NINDS Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS) is a chronic condition characterized by severe burning pain, pathological changes in bone and skin, excessive sweating, tissue swelling, and extreme sensitivity to touch. The syndrome is a nerve disorder that occurs at the site of an injury (most often to the arms or legs). It occurs especially after injuries from high-velocity impacts such as those from bullets or shrapnel. However, it may occur without apparent injury. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome , or RSDS, is accompanied by burning pain and hypersensitivity to temperature. Often triggered by trauma or nerve damage, RSDS causes the skin of the affected area to become characteristically shiny. In recent years, RSDS has come to be called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS); in the past it was often called causalgia. (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

Definitions of Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome:

A complex regional pain syndrome characterized by burning pain and marked sensitivity to touch (HYPERESTHESIA) in the distribution of an injured peripheral nerve. Autonomic dysfunction in the form of sudomotor (i.e., sympathetic innervation to sweat glands), vasomotor, and trophic skin changes may also occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1359) - (Source - Diseases Database)

A burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, or a subtype of Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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