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Topical capsaicin 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. OBJECTIVES: To review the evidence from controlled ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
McQuay, HJ More by this author
Journal:
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2009
EISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:c2daaffb-70eb-41ff-a00f-6b0d0b9a4629
Source identifiers:
243596
Local pid:
pubs:243596
Language:
English

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