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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-55

Opioid-induced hyperalgesia: An entity not so common, but exists


1 Consultant Pain Physician, Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine and Critical Care, Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Director, Daradia Pain Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Director and Head, Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine and Critical Care, Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Senior Resident, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunny Malik
Consultant Pain Physician, Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine and Critical Care, Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10046-0067

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Reported are cases of opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH) which is a rare entity to be seen by pain physicians. It occurs in patients treated with long term opioids which is perceived in the form of hyperalgesia or allodynia. It is a clinical challenge to treat such cancer patients and opioid addict individuals. The understanding of OIH mechanism, manifestations as well as treatment is important for any pain physician.


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