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Updated Case Report: The Use of Topical Concentrated Capsaicin Cream to Treat Erythromelalgia in a Pediatric Patient

Author(s):  McElhiney Linda F

Issue:  Sep/Oct 2011 - Volume 15, Number 5
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Abstract:  Case reports are extremely useful tools for pharmacists, especially compounding pharmacists. These valuable resources of compounded therapy assists pharmacists with the knowledge to adjust medications or use an alternative medication based on the results of previous patients. This article provides an update on a pediatric patient diagnosed with erythromelalgia who was previously treated topically with a compounded concentrated capsaicin cream.

Related Keywords: Linda F. McElhiney, PharmD, RPh, FIACP, FASHP, case report, child, erythromelalgia, hand pain, foot pain, concentrated topical capsaicin, transdermal administration, analgesia, analgesic

Related Categories: PAIN MANAGEMENT, PEDIATRICS, CASE REPORTS, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS, NEUROLOGY

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