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Table 1 A table showing the Budapest Criteria for clinical CRPS diagnosis and which symptoms and signs were present in our cohort. All four criteria must be met in order to make a clinical diagnosis of CRPS according to the Budapest Criteria [39]. On this basis, 14 participants were clinically diagnosed with CRPS in our study

From: Expansion and activation of distinct central memory T lymphocyte subsets in complex regional pain syndrome

  Criteria Number of participants fulfilling each category
Sensory Vasomotor Sudomotor Motor/trophic
1 Continuing pain, disproportionate to any inciting event 14
2 Symptoms: Must report at least one symptom in three of the four categories shown to the right 14 (Hyperesthesia; allodynia) 9 (Temperature asymmetry; changes in skin colour; skin colour asymmetry) 14 (Edema; sweating changes; sweating asymmetry) 12 (Decreased range of motion; motor dysfunction; trophic changes (hair, nails, skin))
3 Signs: At the time of evaluation, must have at least one sign in two or more of the categories shown to the right 11 (Hyperalgesia (pinprick); allodynia (light touch or temperature); deep somatic pressure; joint movement) 11 (Skin temperature asymmetry (> 1 °C); changes in skin colour; skin colour asymmetry) 8 (Edema; sweating changes; sweating asymmetry) 7 Decreased range of motion; motor dysfunction (weakness, tremor, dystonia); trophic changes (hair, nails, skin))
4 No other diagnosis can better explain the patient’s signs and symptoms 14