What precipitating factors may lead to 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

Precipitating factors may include any of the following:

  • Prior trauma, which may be trivial (eg, venipuncture) or significant (eg, Colles fracture), with or without diagnosable nerve injury

  • Prior surgery

  • Recent limb immobilization due to hemiplegic stroke, myocardial infarction

  • Systemic disease such as diabetes


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