Idiopathic proctodynia, an enigmatic pain syndrome affecting the perianal region, can be persistent, relatively refractory to treatment, and associated with considerable psychological distress. The authors present the case of a patient with a long history of severe proctodynia that had been resistant to a range of topical and systemic treatments. With the use of topical amitriptyline hydrochloride 2.5% and ketamine hydrochloride 0.5% cream, the patient's pain resolved rapidly, leading to a substantially improved quality of life.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Drugs in Dermatology|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2008|
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