Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia - Worsening Pain in Opioid-Dependent Patients
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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Patients with chronic opioid use are commonly treated in the emergency department ED. Opioid-induced hyper- algesia occurs in patients consuming opioids chronically and is a paradoxical response o f increased pain with opioid administration. It is difficult to diagnose and is often underrecognized, and therapies are unconventional. We report a case of a young service member with chronic pain and opioid use who presented to the ED with opioid- induced hyperalgesia.
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