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Pain is a frequent but poorly studied long term consequence of stroke
Pain is a frequent but poorly studied long term consequence of stroke. In this issue of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Jönsson et al (see pages 590– 5) have prospectively evaluated the prevalence and intensity of pain in 297 stroke patients from the population based Lund Stroke Register.1 They found that 4 months after stroke onset, one third of patients were complaining of moderate to severe pain, and that 1 year later, one fifth were still experiencing moderate to severe pain and that the intensity of the severe …
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