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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

"Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A syndrome characterized by severe burning pain in an extremity accompanied by sudomotor, vasomotor, and trophic changes in bone without an associated specific nerve injury. This condition is most often precipitated by trauma to soft tissue or nerve complexes. The skin over the affected region is usually erythematous and demonstrates hypersensitivity to tactile stimuli and erythema. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1360; Pain 1995 Oct;63(1):127-33)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 27 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2009
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