Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis - A case report

Herdem M., Polat S., Ozbarlas S., Onac E.

INTERNATIONAL ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.22, no.2, pp.139-140, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002640050226
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-140
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


We present a five-year-old girl with congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis. A skeletal radiographic survey revealed several old fractures. Application of pilocarpine showed anhidrosis and nerve biopsy revealed a significant decrease in the number of myelinated and unmyelinated nerve fibres.