Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome & Vaccinations

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post
September 24, 2012

Researchers published a paper in August 2012 about a side effect of vaccinations: Complex regional pain syndrome type 1. The authors are Stephanie Richards and George Chalkiadis of the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne; Raman Lakshman of the Department of Pediatrics, West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust, Suffolk, UK; Jim P Buttery of the Murdock Children’s Research Institute and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Monash Children’s Hospital, Monash University in Melbourne; and Nigel W Crawford of Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdock Children’s Research Institute, and Department of Pediatrics, The University of Melbourne in Melbourne.

Complex regional pain syndrome previously was recognized as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy that was characterized by severe pain, swelling and changes to the skin, per Wikipedia. It has been associated with dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. According to Wikipedia, type 1, also known as Sudeck’s atrophy, does not have demonstrable nerve lesions. Interestingly though, Wikipedia states that causes are unknown.

However, the Archives of Disease in Childhood [2012;97:10,913-15] paper “Complex regional pain syndrome following immunisation,” states that complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS-1) can affect one or more extremities characterized by persistent pain with “at least one sign of autonomic dysfunction in the affected limb(s).”

The paper goes on to state several precipitating factors. Perhaps the most candid report of all is that CRPS-1 occurs following “immunisation with rubella and hepatitis B vaccines.”

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