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2019 Jul-Aug

Pain Rep



Functional and histological improvements of small nerve neuropathy after high-concentration capsaicin patch application: A case study.


Small fiber neuropathy has been found to occur in a large variety of pathological onditions, and the gold standard for diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy is skin biopsy. Sudorimetry is now considered an accurate technique to evaluate small fiber function with a good sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy. Capsaicin high-concentration patch is approved for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in adults either alone or in combination with other medicinal products for pain.