What is the mortality and morbidity of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Parrillo, DO, FACOEP, FACEP; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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In and of itself, the disease is not fatal. Morbidity of RSDS is associated with disease progress through a series of stages (see Physical).

Schwartzman et al recently reviewed questionnaires from 656 patients with CRPS. Once patients had experienced symptoms for more than one year, the majority of signs and symptoms were developed. No one reported spontaneous remission of symptoms. [14]


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