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complex regional pain syndrome type I


Definition: diffuse persistent pain usually in an extremity often associated with vasomotor disturbances, trophic changes, and limitation or immobility of joints; frequently follows some local injury.

Synonym(s): causalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, shoulder-hand syndrome, sympathetic reflex dystrophy

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