Extensive skin necrosis of the arm in a patient with complex regional pain syndrome

M. Nishikawa, M. Tanioka, E. Araki, Y. Matsumura, S. Kore-Eda, Y. Nakamura, K. Nose, A. Utani, Y. Miyachi

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Abstract

We report a 36-year-old woman with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type 1 presenting with extensive skin necrosis of the left arm. The patient cooled her arm with ice packs to ease severe pain due to CRPS, in spite of repeated cautions against frostbite injury. The regions of skin necrosis corresponded with the sites where she had applied ice packs. We considered that the severe skin necrosis in our case was due to a self-induced frostbite injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-735
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Dermatology

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    Nishikawa, M., Tanioka, M., Araki, E., Matsumura, Y., Kore-Eda, S., Nakamura, Y., Nose, K., Utani, A., & Miyachi, Y. (2008). Extensive skin necrosis of the arm in a patient with complex regional pain syndrome. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 33(6), 733-735. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2230.2008.02848.x