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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and RA

08/03/2007

Question:

Can you tell me what Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is and what are the symptoms? Are they similar to RA sympotoms?

Answer:

This is a totally different case than RA. RSD is a disease of the nerve as a result of an injury to the nerve. It has symptoms of increase pain and sensitivity, changes in the skin and the bone.

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Response by:

Hammam  Akbik, MD, FIPP Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati