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Erythromelalgia (EM) is a rare neurovascular pain disorder that can cause redness and pain in all parts of the body, but most frequently the extremities, such as the hands and feet. It is characterized by intense burning pain, severe redness (erythema), and increased skin temperature that may be episodic or almost continuous in nature. The specific underlying cause of EM remains unknown.
Erythromelalgia may occur either as a primary or secondary disorder (i.e. a disorder in and of itself or a symptom of another condition). Secondary erythromelalgia can result from small fiber peripheral neuropathy of any cause, essential thrombocytosis (erythromelalgia can also develop in the presence of normal platelet counts in patients with myeloproliferative disorder), hypercholesterolemia, mushroom or mercury poisoning, and some autoimmune disorders.. Primary erythromelalgia is caused by mutation of the voltage-gated sodium channel α-subunit gene SCN9A.
Would anyone be willing to share what meds you take,what has worked. I was having success with lyrica 25mg 4x per day but by doc told my to increase. I did and what a mistake. So much more burning. I tried to back down but was worse. I'm stuck. Now…Continue
Hello, to those who have not tried a ketamine infusion for pain. I am currently an in-patient at the St Vincents pain clinic after a nasty couple of weeks. My EM seems to have progressed in severity and into a more extensive distribution. Don't know…Continue
Burning feet is characterized by severe aching, stinging and burning sensation of the feet. This may also be accompanied by sweating, swelling and inflammation of the affected foot/feet. While usually the burning sensation is limited to the soles of…Continue
Dear Members,Just to inform you that we are starting a new feature called 'Hotdesk'. From October 1st we are going to be bringing you a monthly update of 'whats hot 'and 'whats not' in terms of the most interesting, informative and bizarre pain…Continue
http://www.wikihow.com/Understand-Someone-With-Chronic-PainThis is an excellent article! I thought I'd share this because as dizzy posted one doctor told her…Continue
Hello all,I thought that it would be useful to rethink this topic in the context of questions asked last time and also because the lovely Miss Maddy asked me to.Most of you who have been on the forum for awhile know that I am a physiotherapist…Continue
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