Letters Complex regional pain syndrome

Diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome needs to be tightened

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4029 (Published 24 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4029
  1. Michael H Basler, consultant in anaesthesia and pain management1,
  2. Colin P Rae, consultant in anaesthesia and pain management1,
  3. Gordon Stewart, pain fellow1
  1. 1Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow G21 3UW, UK
  1. michael.basler{at}ggc.scot.nhs.uk

It is unfortunate that the excellent points made by Bass will be lost in the debate over his call for the abandonment of the term complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS type 1).1 He is not alone in making this call.2 CRPS is a condition with uncertain aetiology, …

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