Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 542–544

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome of one finger

Authors

  • M. H. Lunter
    • Department of RheumatologySint Elisabeth Ziekenhuis
  • G. A. Van Albada-Kuipers
    • Department of RheumatologySint Elisabeth Ziekenhuis
  • B. G. F. Heggelman
    • Department of RheumatologySint Elisabeth Ziekenhuis
    • Department of RadiologySint Elisabeth Ziekenhuis
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF02030521

Cite this article as:
Lunter, M.H., Van Albada-Kuipers, G.A. & Heggelman, B.G.F. Clin Rheumatol (1990) 9: 542. doi:10.1007/BF02030521

Summary

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS) is a common but often unrecognized syndrome. It usually affects a leg or arm but may also be limited to parts of the extremity. We report a case of a 48-year-old patient who developed RSDS of only one finger. Especially, a limited form may delay recognition and therapy of a disease which can be treated successfully in an early phase.

Key words

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Südeck's Atrophy Algodystrophy Causalgia Shoulder-Hand-Syndrome

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© Springer-Verlag 1990