complex regional pain syndrome

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Definition of complex regional pain syndrome

: a condition of chronic, severe, often burning pain usually of part or all of one or more extremities that typically occurs following an injury, that is often accompanied by swelling, skin discoloration, allodynia, abnormal sweating, and impaired motor function in the affected area, and that is of unknown pathogenesis abbreviation CRPS — see causalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy

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Pezzarossi, 49, of Mandeville, has lived much of his life in agony, thanks to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Robert Rhoden, nola.com, "Tormented by pain, Mandeville veteran continues quest for state-of-the-art prosthetic," 4 June 2019 Months after the last of her 2016 drug tests, Brengle was found to have complex regional pain syndrome induced by venipuncture. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "Madison Brengle Sues I.T.F. and WTA Over Injury From Blood Testing," 10 Apr. 2018 The injury led to the development of reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also known as complex regional pain syndrome, which has no cure. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, "Fundraiser set for Mandeville Army vet awaiting bionic arm," 17 Oct. 2017

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1995, in the meaning defined above

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complex regional pain syndrome

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Medical Definition of complex regional pain syndrome

: a condition of chronic severe often burning pain usually of part or all of one or more extremities that typically occurs following an injury, that is often accompanied by swelling, skin discoloration, allodynia, abnormal sweating, and impaired motor function in the affected area, and that is of unknown pathogenesis abbreviation CRPS — see causalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy

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