hyperpathia


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hyperpathia

[‚hī·pər′path·ē·ə]
(medicine)
An exaggerated or excessive perception of or response to any stimulus as being disagreeable or painful.
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Neuropathic pain is caused by direct nerve injury and characterized by inguinodynia with radiation to scrotum/femoral triangle, paraesthesia, allodynia, hyperpathia, hyperalgesia, hypoesthesia and positive Tinel sign.
Generally, CPSP presents days to weeks after the stroke with chronic disabling pain, dysesthesia, allodynia, and hyperpathia.
Examination can also show features of allodynia (pain caused by a stimulus that does not normally cause pain), hyperalgesia (pain of abnormal severity in response to a stimulus that normally produces pain), hyperpathia (painful reaction to a repetitive stimulus associated with increased threshold to pain), dysaesthesia (unpleasant abnormal sensation as numbness, pins and needles or burning), paraesthesia (abnormal sensation which is not unpleasant) or evoke electric shock like pains.
Multiple neurotransmitters and regions have been implicated to date in the anomalous processing of pain in patients with FB, in an attempt to establish the physiopathological mechanisms that could explain the hyperpathia produced in practically all these patients (Ablin, Buskila, & Clauw, 2009; Williams & Clauw, 2009).
History and physical examination revealed intense pain, allodynia, hyperpathia, hyperemia, contracture of the wrist, of the metacarpophalangeal joints and of the proximal interphalangeal joints, abnormal sweating, and increased hair growth over the dorsum of the hand, hypoesthesia, dystrophic nail changes and tremor in the right hand.