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Topical capsaicin (low concentration) for chronic neuropathic pain in adults.

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BACKGROUND: Topical creams with capsaicin are used to treat pain from a wide range of chronic conditions including neuropathic pain. Following application to the skin capsaicin causes enhanced sensitivity to noxious stimuli, followed by a period with reduced sensitivity and, after repeated applications, persistent desensitisation. There is uncertainty about the efficacy and tolerability of capsaicin for treating painful chronic neuropathies. This is an update of an earlier review of topical ...

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10.1002/14651858.cd010111

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Volume:
9
Issue:
9
Pages:
CD010111
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:533d63e3-54c6-4257-952e-778c6bd3f43f
Source identifiers:
350591
Local pid:
pubs:350591

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