Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010 , Vol 56 , Num 1

Coexistence of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 and Type 2 in a Patient: A Case Report

Serpil Savaş 1 ,Hale Hekim Baloğlu 2 ,Sevilay Eriş 2 ,Süreyya Çerçi 3
1 Department of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey
2 Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Isparta
3 Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Isparta, Türkiye

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a disorder of the extremities characterized by pain and sensory changes, accompanied by observable findings such as swelling and autonomic, motor and/or trophic abnormalities, and it is classified into type 1 (no nerve lesion) and type 2 (with a nerve lesion). Bilateral or multiple presentation of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) is well known. To our knowledge, the coexistence of CRPS 1 and 2 in a patient has not been reported yet. In this case report, a 37-year-old female who developed CRPS 1 in the left upper limb and CRPS 2 in the right upper limb after bilateral fracture of the distal radius, is presented.

Keywords : Complex regional pain syndrome 1, complex regional pain syndrome 2, bilateral presentatio