Reflex sympathetic dystrophy following arterial blood gas sampling in the intensive care setting

Academic Article


  • A 54-year-old woman developed signs and symptoms consistent with reflex sympathetic dystrophy in her left upper extremity following arterial puncture. Diagnosis was confirmed by bone scan, and sympathetic blockade with intravenous regional bretylium completely relieved her severe, intractable pain.
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    Published In

  • Chest  Journal
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    Author List

  • Criscuolo C; Nepper G; Buchalter S
  • Start Page

  • 578
  • End Page

  • 580
  • Volume

  • 108
  • Issue

  • 2