Recurrent reflex sympathetic dystrophy as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus

B. E. Ostrov, A. H. Eichenfield, D. P. Goldsmith, H. R. Schumacher

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Abstract

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSDS) is a syndrome of hyperesthesia and vasomotor disturbance of an extremity, often following trauma or an inflammatory process. We describe a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and recurrent RSDS involving all 4 extremities at various times during her illness. Treatments, including corticosteroid use, physical therapy and at times sympathetic nerve blockade led to the resolution of each episode. We suggest the diagnosis of RSDS be considered in patients with connective tissue diseases who present with atypical pain syndromes not attributable to their primary illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1774-1776
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume20
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Extremities
Hyperesthesia
Connective Tissue Diseases
Nerve Block
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Pain
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Ostrov, B. E., Eichenfield, A. H., Goldsmith, D. P., & Schumacher, H. R. (1993). Recurrent reflex sympathetic dystrophy as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Journal of Rheumatology, 20(10), 1774-1776.
Ostrov, B. E. ; Eichenfield, A. H. ; Goldsmith, D. P. ; Schumacher, H. R. / Recurrent reflex sympathetic dystrophy as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. In: Journal of Rheumatology. 1993 ; Vol. 20, No. 10. pp. 1774-1776.
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Ostrov, BE, Eichenfield, AH, Goldsmith, DP & Schumacher, HR 1993, 'Recurrent reflex sympathetic dystrophy as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus', Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 1774-1776.

Recurrent reflex sympathetic dystrophy as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. / Ostrov, B. E.; Eichenfield, A. H.; Goldsmith, D. P.; Schumacher, H. R.

In: Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 20, No. 10, 01.01.1993, p. 1774-1776.

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Ostrov BE, Eichenfield AH, Goldsmith DP, Schumacher HR. Recurrent reflex sympathetic dystrophy as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Journal of Rheumatology. 1993 Jan 1;20(10):1774-1776.