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Symptoms Of Erythromelalgia
Is there a specific criteria for diagnosing Erythromelalgia & does it have any of the same symptoms as some other diseases?
It is a bed side Dx: erythromelalgia can be a primary disorder by itself or caused by other conditions. Rarely inherited. redness , swelling and pain in the distal extremities , that is on / off , triggered by heat , pressure , exertion , insomnia , stress,... high platelet count , high cholesterol, toxins, drugs can cause it. it is a neurovascular condition leading to narrowing of the fine arterioles in hands feet,.. ...Read more
Erythromelalgia: Difficult to answer the question on HealthTap. Make sure you've been investigated for underlying or assoc. conditions like raynaud's disease, or blood disorders like polycythemia. There are many topical and oral medications that can help. But there is no one treatment and some trial and error may be necessary. Work with a good dermatologist. Also look at the TEA: http://www.erythromelalgia.org. ...Read more
Dr.on here said Erythromelalgia is neuro-vascular disorder. What sort of Dr.treats this?
How is this treated?
Neurological disorde: Erythromelalgia (sometimes called erythermalgia) is characterized by episodes of burning pain, skin redness, and swelling of the extremities, ears and face. The pain can be severe, and is sometimes described as "searing" or "like hot lava". The pain is triggered by physical exertion or ambient heat, and is relieved by cooling the extremities. This rare disease should be evaluated by a neurologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you provide an update: teva, xenon receives us fda orphan drug status for pain rx, tv-45070 (for erythromelalgia). When available? An ointment?
New drug for pain: Most physicians do not know about this drug because it is so new and not released yet. Check with your local pain expert in your area for more information regarding this drug. They will know the most about it. Also the reps will be chatting this up before it is to be released and they may learn about this drug through them. Good luck and fell better! ...Read more
None that I know: However, just because one has ms, doesn't rule out possibility that additional co-morbidities can crop up, but I am not aware of any non-coincidental relationship. ...Read more
Perhaps: This is a complicated area as multiple mutations of this gene have been described and associated with primary erythermalgia erythromelalgia (pe). Erythromelalgia is found in pts with myeloproliferative diseases and elevated platelet counts, though the symptoms are similar. If there is a familial incidence of pe, genetic testing could be done. Not clear about using it as a screening test. ...Read more