Complex Regional Pain Syndrome | Diagnosis using the Budapest Criteria – Specialist Pain Physio Clinics

The Budapest Criteria should now be used to diagnose Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS):

A: The patient has continuing pain which is disproportionate to the inciting event

B: The patient has at least one sign in two or more of the categories

C: The patient reports at least one symptom in three or more of the categories

D: No other diagnosis can better explain the signs and symptoms

Sensory: Allodynia (to light touch and/or temperature sensation and/or deep somatic pressure and/or joint movement) and/or hyperalgesia (to pinprick)

Vasomotor: Temperature asymmetry (more than 1 deg.) and/or skin colour changes and/or skin colour asymmetry

Sudomotor/oedema: Oedema and/or sweating changes and/or sweating asymmetry

Motor/trophic: Decreased range of motion and/or motor dysfunction (weakness, tremor, dystonia) and/or trophic changes (hair/nail/skin)

Signs – see or feel a problem

Symptoms – patient reports a problem

via Complex Regional Pain Syndrome | Diagnosis using the Budapest Criteria – Specialist Pain Physio Clinics.

 

Additionally –

Validation of proposed diagnostic criteria (the “Budapest Criteria”) for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Shared previously

Ask the Expert: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Online Health Chat with Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD

April 30, 2014

 

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