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RSD Article # 7
The following article Case Report- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Complicated by Reflex Sympathetic DystrophySyndrome was published in the medical journal British Journal of Rheumatology 1991; 30: 468-470.
This article was co-authored by M.-A. Fitzcharles and J.M. Esdaile.
Below is an abstract from the article Case Report- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Complicated by Reflex Sympathetic DystrophySyndrome.
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CASE REPORT CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME COMPLICATED BY REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SYNDROME
BY M.-A. FITZCHARLES AND J.M. ESDAILE Rheumatic Disease Unit, McGill University, Unit, Montreal, Quebec. Canada
This report describes three patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy complicating carpal tunnel syndrome. Pain disproportionate and more diffuse than that commonly associated with carpal tunnel syndrome suggested the associated diagnosis in each patient and facilitated prompt management.