Accession Number:

ADA615093

Title:

Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia - Worsening Pain in Opioid-Dependent Patients

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

2013-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE