I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

Papers: 13 Jan 2024 - 19 Jan 2024

2024 Jan 17

J Neuroinflammation




Transient immune activation without loss of intraepidermal innervation and associated Schwann cells in patients with complex regional pain syndrome.


Hartmannsberger B, Scriba S, Guidolin C, Becker J, Mehling K, Doppler K, Sommer C, Rittner HL


Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) develops after injury and is characterized by disproportionate pain, oedema, and functional loss. CRPS has clinical signs of neuropathy as well as neurogenic inflammation. Here, we asked whether skin biopsies could be used to differentiate the contribution of these two systems to ultimately guide therapy. To this end, the cutaneous sensory system including nerve fibres and the recently described nociceptive Schwann cells as well as the cutaneous immune system were analysed.