Pain Management in Dermatology (Part II)

  • Bruno Duarte Serviço de Dermatologia e Venereologia, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos - Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
  • André Roberto Serviço de Anestesiologia, Hospital de Santa Marta - Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Salomé Cruz Serviço de Anestesiologia, Hospital de Santa Marta - Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Joana Cabete Serviço de Dermatologia e Venereologia, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos - Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
Keywords: Dermatologic Surgical Procedures, Dermatology, Pain, Pain Management, Pain Measurement, Skin Diseases


Pain is a major clinical symptom in medicine. In the scope of Dermatology, pain occurs most commonly in the surgical setting, but it is also associated with a wide spectrum of chronic medical entities. On one hand, postsurgical pain is major cause of dissatisfaction and other negative postsurgical outcomes, such as pain chronification. On the other hand, chronic pain is a major cause of suffering and impaired quality of life in dermatological patients. Treatment is frequently challenging, further aggravated by the paucity of evidence-based recommendations for proper pain control in the dermatological care. This is the second and last part of a review on the general principles of acute peri-operative and chronic pain management in Dermatology. In this part, we’ll discuss the treatment of acute pain related with specific therapeutic procedures and the proper management of chronic and painful dermatological conditions.


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How to Cite
Duarte, B., Roberto, A., Cruz, S., & Cabete, J. (2018). Pain Management in Dermatology (Part II). Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 75(4), 383-390.
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