Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 542–544

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome of one finger

  • M. H. Lunter
  • G. A. Van Albada-Kuipers
  • B. G. F. Heggelman
Case Report


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Lunter
    • 1
  • G. A. Van Albada-Kuipers
    • 1
  • B. G. F. Heggelman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologySint Elisabeth ZiekenhuisCP AmersfoortThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySint Elisabeth ZiekenhuisAmersfoortThe Netherlands

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