Which conditions are relevant in the development of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Updated: Sep 09, 2018
  • Author: T P Sudha Rao, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

The pathogenesis of CRPS 1 is unknown. Three conditions are deemed important in the development of CRPS 1, as follows:

  • A persistent painful lesion
  • A predisposition or susceptibility to developing the syndrome
  • An abnormal sympathetic reflex

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