Photophobia and neuropathic pain in Sudecḱs syndrome

C. Rocha de Lossada (Coresponding Author), M. Rodríguez Calvo de Mora, C. Hernando Ayala, D. Borroni

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Abstract

The case is presented of a 14 year-old patient diagnosed with Sudeck's syndrome secondary to uneventful foot trauma. The patient complained of decreased visual acuity along with photophobia and intense ocular pain not correlated with the exploratory findings. Sudeck's syndrome is an idiopathic neuropathic inflammatory disease characterised by disproportionate pain, unrelated to a previous traumatic event, which can evolve to severe and generalised pain. A new explanation has recently described this as “neuropathic eye pain” for those patients with severe eye pain that do not correlate with clinical signs. In the case presented here, the pain became widespread and led to photophobia and very intense ocular neuropathic pain. It is believed that this was the cause of the visual decrease presented by this patient. It is proposed that the Sudeck syndrome should become part of the differential diagnosis of neuropathic eye pain.

Translated title of the contributionPhotophobia and neuropathic pain in Sudecḱs syndrome
Original languageSpanish (Puerto Rico)
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalArchivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Disproportionate pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Photophobia
  • Sudeck's syndrome

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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