Scrambler therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain related to leukemia in a pediatric patient: A case report

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Abstract

Rationale:

Cancer-related neuropathic pain often responds poorly to standard pain treatments. Scrambler therapy has relieved refractory chronic pain in several uncontrolled clinical trials.

Patient concerns:

An 11-year-old female patient was suffering from left groin and medial thigh pain after irradiation to the knee. The girl was diagnosed with precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia 2 years ago. Extramedullary relapse of leukemia developed 1 month ago and pain had started. She was treated with oral medications, but she was continuously complaining of severe pain.

Diagnosis:

Neuropathic pain caused by obturator nerve involvement in leukemia.

Intervention:

Scrambler therapy.

Outcome:

Pain reduction.

Lessons:

Scrambler therapy is noninvasive, is not associated with any complications, causes minimal discomfort during treatment, and is very effective in a pediatric patient with cancer-related neuropathic pain.

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