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As allodynia ( gr. Άλλος "different"; οδύνη "pain") is one in medicine pain sensation called, which is triggered by stimuli that usually cause no pain. For example, just laying the duvet on the skin of the feet and lower legs can be perceived as painful in the case of polyneuropathy . The symptom of allodynia also occurs in a variety of other neurological diseases. Allodynia also occurs in paediatrics, particularly in premature babies who have received intensive care. This can be explained by the high treatment frequency and the often inadequate analgesia. Another example is the sensitivity to touch in sunburn.

See also


  • H. Merskey, N. Bogduk (Eds.): Classification of Chronic Pain. 2nd Edition. IASP Task Force on Taxonomy, Seattle 1994, ISBN 0-931092-05-1 .


  • M. Mumenthaler, H. Schliack, M. Stöhr: Lesions of peripheral nerves and radicular syndromes. 7th edition. Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 1998, ISBN 3-13-380207-0 .