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Streamlined classification of psychopathological hand disorders: A literature review. Hand (N Y) 2008 Jun;3(2):118-28

Date

09/10/2008

Pubmed ID

18780087

Pubmed Central ID

PMC2529133

DOI

10.1007/s11552-007-9072-0

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-43749093887   14 Citations

Abstract

In the surgical hand clinic, psychopathological hand disorders can be sorted into one of the following four categories: (1) factitious wound creation and manipulation; (2) factitious edema; (3) psychopathological dystonias, and (4) psychopathological sensory abnormalities and psychopathological Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. This article introduces these four categories. Pertinent literature that includes descriptions of each category's syndromes and diseases, demographic and psychological profiles, differential diagnoses, and appropriate treatment recommendations is reviewed.

Author List

Eldridge MP, Grunert BK, Matloub HS

Authors

Brad K. Grunert PhD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Hani S. Matloub MD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin