The study suggests Complex Regional Pain Syndrome could be caused by harmful serum-autoantibodies
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have taken a major step forward in understanding the causes of a disorder which causes chronic pain in sufferers.
“The findings of this study hint at a cause for CPRS – harmful serum-autoantibodies – and raise the possibility of finding a treatment”
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a serious condition affecting a limb after an – often small – accident or operation. It can cause severe pain lasting many years, as well as limb swelling, hair and nail growth changes, and muscle atrophy, but until now there has been no clear evidence of the cause.