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Vol 9, No 2 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2010-08-25
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Chronic use of opioids in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — a case report

Anna Prokop, Anna Adamczyk, Małgorzata Krajnik
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(2):53-59.

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Vol 9, No 2 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2010-08-25

Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is not a well-known condition and often remains undiagnosed. Causal treatment does not exist, but there are numerous symptoms requiring symptomatic therapy. One of these, a particularly nagging one, is chronic pain. A lack or insufficiency of treatment can greatly disturb the everyday functioning of patients. Currently chronic pain is considered a disease in itself requiring treatment. Recommendations to use opioid painkillers for chronic non-cancerous pain have already been developed. This paper presents the case of a patient suffering from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, who was administered opioid treatment due to nagging pain.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 2: 53–59

Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is not a well-known condition and often remains undiagnosed. Causal treatment does not exist, but there are numerous symptoms requiring symptomatic therapy. One of these, a particularly nagging one, is chronic pain. A lack or insufficiency of treatment can greatly disturb the everyday functioning of patients. Currently chronic pain is considered a disease in itself requiring treatment. Recommendations to use opioid painkillers for chronic non-cancerous pain have already been developed. This paper presents the case of a patient suffering from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, who was administered opioid treatment due to nagging pain.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 2: 53–59
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Keywords

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome; chronic pain; opioids

About this article
Title

Chronic use of opioids in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — a case report

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 9, No 2 (2010)

Pages

53-59

Published online

2010-08-25

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(2):53-59.

Keywords

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
chronic pain
opioids

Authors

Anna Prokop
Anna Adamczyk
Małgorzata Krajnik

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