Relief of nocturnal neuropathic pain with the use of cannabis in a patient with Fabry disease

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“Neuropathic pain is one of the most invalidating symptoms in patients with Fabry disease (FD), affecting their quality of life, it is linked to small fiber neuropathy and it may not respond to available disease specific treatments. We report the case of a 32 years old man with classic FD and severe neuropathic pain who, after the failure of several standard pharmaceutical approaches, was treated with medical cannabis with relief of nocturnal pain and sleep improvement.”

“In conclusion: although more evidence is needed, this case report suggests that the use of medical cannabis could be considered as a pain treatment option for patient with FD, in particular for nocturnal pain relief, when other pharmacological approaches have failed.”

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