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Neuropathic pain: mechanisms and their clinical implications

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7656 (Published 05 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:f7656

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Re: Neuropathic pain: mechanisms and their clinical implications

Differentiating neuropathic and nociceptive pain obeys a simple principle: “pain perceived in a territory seat of neurological symptoms is neuropathic ”. As stated by Cohen & Mao, both types of pain can overlap, so needless to say, the above principle has exceptions, but it is nevertheless clinically quite useful.

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 February 2014
Bruno Simini
Consultant Physician
NHS Hospital
55100 Lucca, Italy