Definitions for "Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy"
(= Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Diffuse, persistent pain of an extremity associated with pathological changes in the nerve supply to its blood-vessels, in the nutrition to the skin, and in the mobility of the joints.
condition in which following minor trauma to a limb, there is the development of a pain syndrome with trophic changes in the affected area (altered vascularity and sweating; thinning of the skin)
Pain, usually burning, that is associated with "autonomic changes" -- change in color of the skin, change in temperature, change in sweating, swelling. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is caused by injury to bone, joint, or soft tissues.
Keywords:  'algodystrophy, see
See 'algodystrophy'.