Erythromelalgia is a rare disease. It is basically distressing paroxysmal vasodilation of small arteries present in the hands and feet mostly and rarely in the face, ears, and knees. This disease is associated with elevated skin temperature, burning pain and redness. This disorder may be primary and secondary to:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Myloproliferated disorder
  • Gout
  • Spinal cord disorder
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • SLE
  • Multiple sclerosis

It is and heredity disorder. It starts from birth.


The main symptoms of this disease are following:

  • Episodes of erythema
  • hyperemia
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Vasomotor dysfunction
  • Deep aches of soft tissue
  • Raynaud syndrome
  • Tenderness
  • Burning sensation in extremities
  • Affected ear and face


The main causes of the disease are following:

  • Heating of affected extremities
  • Heredity
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Caffeine excessive intake
  • Neuropathological alteration
  • Microvascular alteration
  • Pressure applied to the limb
  • Sugar or melon consumption
  • Autosomal dominant disorder
  • Hyperexcitability of C fibers
  • Affected nociceptors
  • Wearing socks or shoes for a long time
admin Default Asked on September 10, 2018 in Disease.
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