Reported are cases of opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH) which is a rare entity to be seen by pain physicians. It occurs in patients treated with long term opioids which is perceived in the form of hyperalgesia or allodynia. It is a clinical challenge to treat such cancer patients and opioid addict individuals. The understanding of OIH mechanism, manifestations as well as treatment is important for any pain physician.
Keywords: Allodynia, Hyperalgesia, Opioid.
How to cite this article: Malik S, Das G, Puri A, Malik S, Jaiswal V. Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia: An Entity not so Common, but exists. J Recent Adv Pain 2017;3(1):54-55.
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