Efficacy of intramuscular clodronate in Complex Regional PainSyndrome type I: description of a case located in the astragalus in apatient with psoriatic arthritis

Efficacy of intramuscular clodronate in Complex Regional PainSyndrome type I: description of a case located in the astragalus in apatient with psoriatic arthritis

Authors

  • G. Cassisi
  • L. Sartori

Keywords:

CRPS I, bisphosphonates, clodronate, psoriatic arthritis, Reflex Sympathetic Distrophy

Abstract

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type I (CRPS I) is a painful regional disease with non-metameric topography, which shows extreme pathomorphological variability, from forms in which pain is the only clinical manifestation, to “pseudo-purulent” forms characterized by impressive local manifestations. The use of high doses of bisphosphonates in the treatment of CRPS I is confirmed in different publications which associate their efficacy with their specific biological properties and multiple actions at local level. This case report describes a case of CRPS I in the astragalus of a patient with psoriatic arthritis, successfully treated with intramuscular clodronate.

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Published

01-12-2009

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CASE REPORTS

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Efficacy of intramuscular clodronate in Complex Regional PainSyndrome type I: description of a case located in the astragalus in apatient with psoriatic arthritis. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2009 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 May 29];80(3):268-77. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/1182