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Infrared thermography in paediatric complex regional pain syndrome
  1. Giorgia Martini1,
  2. Sonia Viale1,
  3. Giuseppina Sequi1,
  4. Francesco Ambrosio2
  1. 1 Department of Woman and Child Health, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
  2. 2 Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Giorgia Martini, Department of Woman and Child Health, University of Padova, Padova 35128, Italy; giorgia.martini{at}

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A 12-year-old girl presented with a 9-month history of pain in the right leg which began after a minor trauma on the right knee. She was not weightbearing and using a wheelchair. Oedema and purplish colour of skin over the right leg and foot (figure 1A) with allodynia and decreased range of motion of knee and ankle were present. Laboratory tests and Doppler ultrasound were normal, infrared thermography (IRT) showed marked temperature …

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