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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 873157, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/873157
Case Report

Gabapentin Treatment for Neuropathic Pain in a Child with Sciatic Nerve Injury

1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Konya Training and Research Hospital, 42090 Konya, Turkey
2Department of Neurology, Manisa State Hospital, 45020 Manisa, Turkey

Received 8 May 2015; Revised 20 July 2015; Accepted 28 July 2015

Academic Editor: Albert Dahan

Copyright © 2015 Halil Ekrem Akkurt et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

There are a restricted number of studies about usage of gabapentin for neuropathic pain treatment of pediatric patients. We shared a 12-year-old male case with severe neuropathic pain that hindered the rehabilitation programme for the loss of muscle power and movement limitation. Neuropathic pain developed after peripheral sciatic damage due to firearm traumatisation did not respond to other medical treatments but healed nearly completely after gabapentin usage.