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Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Print version ISSN 0034-7094
KRAYCHETE, Durval Campos and SAKATA, Rioko Kimiko. Painful peripheral neuropathies. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. [online]. 2011, vol.61, n.5, pp.649-658. ISSN 0034-7094. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-70942011000500014.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Painful neuropathies are common and often difficult to treat. The objective of this report was to review the subject to facilitate diagnosis and pain relief. CONTENTS: The classification, causes, type of fibers involved, manifestations, diagnosis, adjuvant tests, questionnaires used in the diagnosis, and treatment are described. CONCLUSIONS: The subject is very broad and involves several causes and treatments that often should be combined to obtain adequate pain control.
Keywords : Polyneuropathies; Pain Measurement; Signs and Symptoms.