High concentration topical capsaicin for chronic neuropathic pain

Hanan Khalil

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    Abstract

    Neuropathic pain is associated with disability, reduced quality of life and employment, and increased healthcare costs. The prevalence of neuropathic pain in the general population ranges from 7% to 10%. The causes of neuropathic pain vary according to the source of nerves damaged. The most common causes of neuropathic pain include: diabetes (painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN)), shingles (post herpetic neuralgia (PHN)), amputation (phantom limb pain), neuropathic pain after surgery or trauma, stroke or spinal cord injury, trigeminal neuralgia, and HIV infection. Sometimes, the cause of infection is not known.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)28-29
    Number of pages2
    JournalAustralian Pharmacist
    Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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