Use of oxcarbazepine to treat a pediatric patient with resistant complex regional pain syndrome

Kirk Lalwani, Allen Shoham, Jeffrey L. Koh, Terrence McGraw

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Abstract

We describe a 12-year-old patient with severe, protracted complex regional pain syndrome type I. His pain did not respond to gabapentin, amitriptyline, physical therapy, opioids, or nonsteroidal drugs. Sympathetic or regional block was not attempted because of persistent bacteremia and severe local sepsis. His pain responded dramatically to the addition of oxcarbazepine, with rapid improvement in his symptoms and functional status. We suggest that oxcarbazepine might be a useful adjunct in the treatment of gabapentin-resistant complex regional pain syndrome type I in children and should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)704-706
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pain
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

Keywords

  • CRPS
  • Child
  • Gabapentin
  • Oxcarbazepine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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