Scrambler therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain related to leukemia in a pediatric patient

Hahck Soo Park, Won Joong Kim, Hyung Gon Kim, Seung Hee Yoo

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Abstract

Rationale: Cancer-related neuropathic pain often responds poorly to standard pain treatments. Scrambler therapy has relieved refractory chronic pain in several uncontrolled clinical trials. Patient concerns: An 11-year-old female patient was suffering from left groin and medial thigh pain after irradiation to the knee. The girl was diagnosed with precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia 2 years ago. Extramedullary relapse of leukemia developed 1 month ago and pain had started. She was treated with oral medications, but she was continuously complaining of severe pain. Diagnosis: Neuropathic pain caused by obturator nerve involvement in leukemia. Intervention: Scrambler therapy. Outcome: Pain reduction. Lessons: Scrambler therapy is noninvasive, is not associated with any complications, causes minimal discomfort during treatment, and is very effective in a pediatric patient with cancer-related neuropathic pain.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere8629
JournalMedicine (United States)
Volume96
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • child
  • leukemia
  • neuropathic pain

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