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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 22, No. 3, 2012, pp. 412-416
Bioline Code: pe12074
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2012, pp. 412-416

 en Congenital Insensitivity to Pain and Anhydrosis (CIPA) Syndrome; A Report of 4 Cases
Daneshjou, Khadije; Jafarieh, Hanieh & Raaeskarami, Seyed-Reza


Background: Background: Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of infections and unexplained fever, anhidrosis (inability to sweat), and absence of reaction to noxious stimuli, self-mutilating behavior, mental retardation and damages to oral structures.
Case Presentation: In this article, we have demonstrated the signs and symptoms of 4 children that refer to the pediatrics department of the Imam Khomeini hospital and assay about their complications with this disease. They mostly presented by recurrent osteomyelitis in their feet that severely controlled by antibiotic therapy and even surgery. They had no pain sensation in spite of deep sore and infection.
Conclusion: This syndrome can be diagnosed by clinical and paraclinical tests together but it would be better to confirm by genetic test. The diagnosis of this syndrome helps us to try for the better quality of life for the patients and avoid unnecessary amputations.

CIPA Syndrome; Congenital Pain Insensitivity; Congenital Analgesia; Osteomyelitis

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