Allergic reaction to spinal cord stimulator

Teekam D. Ochani, James Almirante, Afzaal Siddiqui, Ronald Kaplan

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Abstract

Objective: The objective was to report on the possibility of allergic reaction to the components of a spinal cord stimulator. Design: We describe a severe allergic reaction after the insertion of a spinal cord stimulator in a patient with complex regional pain syndrome type 1. Setting: The patient was being followed in an office-based pain management practice. Patient: The patient is a 41-year-old woman with complex regional pain syndrome type 1, posttrauma. Intervention: Insertion of a cervical and lumbar spinal cord stimulator. Outcome Measures: The outcome measures were a numerical scale of pain intensity and the ability to perform the activities of daily living. Results: Adequate pain control complicated by allergic reaction. Conclusions: There exists a possibility that a patient may experience an allergic reaction to spinal cord stimulator components. Recognition of such contact sensitivity is important for physicians implanting such devices. Patients may be misdiagnosed as having infections, which can delay appropriate management; definitive diagnosis can be confirmed with a patch test. Treatment consists of removal of such devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Journal of Pain
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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Spinal Cord
Hypersensitivity
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Device Removal
Pain
Aptitude
Patch Tests
Contact Dermatitis
Pain Management
Activities of Daily Living
Diagnostic Errors
Physicians
Equipment and Supplies
Infection
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • Contact sensitivity
  • Dorsal column spinal cord stimulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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Ochani, T. D., Almirante, J., Siddiqui, A., & Kaplan, R. (2000). Allergic reaction to spinal cord stimulator. Clinical Journal of Pain, 16(2), 178-180. https://doi.org/10.1097/00002508-200006000-00012

Allergic reaction to spinal cord stimulator. / Ochani, Teekam D.; Almirante, James; Siddiqui, Afzaal; Kaplan, Ronald.

In: Clinical Journal of Pain, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2000, p. 178-180.

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Ochani, TD, Almirante, J, Siddiqui, A & Kaplan, R 2000, 'Allergic reaction to spinal cord stimulator', Clinical Journal of Pain, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 178-180. https://doi.org/10.1097/00002508-200006000-00012
Ochani, Teekam D. ; Almirante, James ; Siddiqui, Afzaal ; Kaplan, Ronald. / Allergic reaction to spinal cord stimulator. In: Clinical Journal of Pain. 2000 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 178-180.
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