Complex regional pain syndrome in children and adolescents

Eur J Pain. 2006 Nov;10(8):767-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpain.2005.12.004. Epub 2006 Jan 24.


Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a disorder characterised by pain, sensory and motor disturbances and represents a significant medical entity. This report discusses two cases of CRPS in children and adolescents, highlighting several critical issues for clinicians in the diagnosis and management of CRPS in these populations. Early diagnosis, referral and appropriate intervention are essential in decreasing pain, suffering and resorting function for children and adolescents with CRPS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male