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Organisation of the sympathetic skin response in spinal cord injury
  1. A Reitz,
  2. A Curt,
  3. B Schurch
  1. Swiss Paraplegic Centre, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A Reitz;

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With much interest we read the article of Cariga et al1 who studied the capacity of the isolated spinal cord to generate a sympathetic skin response (SSR). We appreciate this comprehensive and well designed study, which encouraged us to suggest some of our own ideas. The authors recorded the palmar and plantar SSR to peripheral nerve electrical stimulation (median or supraorbital nerve above the lesion, and peroneal nerve below the lesion) in 29 patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) at various …

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