Dramatic efficacy of cannabidiol on refractory chronic pain in an adolescent with sickle cell disease

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“Here, we report a dramatic efficacy of cannabidiol in an adolescent with SCD suffering from chronic pain refractory to other analgesics, with complete regression of chronic pain and rapid plasma histamine level normalization after treatment.”


“In conclusion, we report here for the first time a case of refractory chronic pain with dramatic improvement after CBD treatment in an adolescent with SCD. The CBD oral solution Epidiolex has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration since June 2018 and by the European Medicine Agency since January 2023 for management of refractory epilepsy. As it seems to be a well-tolerated drug, CBD could represent a promising therapeutic perspective for patients with SCD suffering from chronic pain.”


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