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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.
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Dear LWE members, I have a question about ayurvedic medicine. Here is story before my question: I sent my health story (including EM with my facial pictures and blood tests etc. besides allergic asthma problem) to one of my friend who is…Continue
Hi to everyone.I have an appt. soon with Dr, Davis and have a lot of concerns. I am living in S. CA., so getting to Minnesota is going to be a HUGE problem. Also from all of my recent research on him it seems that he mainly diagnoses you, not much…Continue
HiI would like to speak about another health problem: since a few weeks I have strong itching at the scalp, especially in the evening and shortly after I started to lose a lot of hair. My doctor prescribed me to of iron and zinc but without…Continue
Glad to have found your group. I am sure I willbe doing a lot of reading. Our 16 yr old daughterwas dx a few years ago, but honestly had it longerShe has been on niefidical and has helped but not completely.StartingGabapentin this week.Continue
Hi all. I have Had very active EM about 5 years on most of my body at various times but never on the palms of my hands till yesterday. It was sudden when washing my hands at the typical temp I usually do. It was some of the worst burning pain I've…Continue
Hello all,I have symptoms that suggest both EM and CRPS. My Neurologist thinks EM, the Vascular doctor thinks CRPS, and wants me to get a sympathetic nerve block next to spine. I have had peripheral neuropathy, and in addition, my right foot gets…Continue
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