erythromelalgia

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Related to Erythermalgia: erythromelalgia, Mitchell's disease

e·ryth·ro·mel·al·gi·a

(ĕ-rith'rō-mel-al'jē-ă),
1. A rare disorder most common in middle age, characterized by paroxysmal attacks of severe burning pain, reddening, hyperalgesia, and sweating, involving one or more extremities, usually both feet; the attacks can be triggered by warmth, but are usually relieved by cold and limb elevation.
2. Paroxysmal throbbing and burning pain in the skin often precipitated by exertion or heat, affecting the hands and feet, accompanied by a dusky mottled redness of the parts with increased skin temperature; associated with and often preceding myeloproliferative and other disorders.
[erythro- + G. melos, limb, + algos, pain]

erythromelalgia

/eryth·ro·mel·al·gia/ (-mel-al´jah) paroxysmal, bilateral vasodilation, particularly of the limbs, with burning pain and increased skin temperature and redness.

erythromelalgia

[erith′rōmilal′jə]
Etymology: Gk, erythros + melos, limb, algos, pain
a rare disorder characterized by a paroxysmal dilation of the peripheral blood vessels. It occurs bilaterally, usually in the extremities, and is associated with burning, redness of the skin, and pain. erythromelalgic, adj.

e·ryth·ro·mel·al·gi·a

(ĕ-rith'rō-mel-al'jē-ă)
1. Paroxysmal throbbing and burning pain in the skin often precipitated by exertion or heat, affecting the hands and feet, accompanied by a dusky mottled redness of the parts with increased skin temperature; may be associated with myeloproliferative disorders.
2. A rare disorder of middle age, characterized by paroxysmal attacks of severe burning pain, reddening, hyperalgesia, and sweating, involving one or more extremities, usually both feet; the attacks can be triggered by warmth, and are usually relieved by cold and limb elevation.
Synonym(s): Mitchell disease, red neuralgia.
[erythro- + G. melos, limb, + algos, pain]

erythromelalgia

Mottled redness and a painful burning sensation in the extremities, usually the feet, with a local rise in skin temperature.

Gerhardt,

Carl Adolf Christian Jacob, German physician, 1833-1902.
Gerhardt disease - Synonym(s): Gerhardt-Mitchell disease
Gerhardt-Mitchell disease - paroxysmal throbbing and burning pain in the skin affecting the hands and feet, accompanied by a dusky mottled redness of the parts with increased skin temperature. Synonym(s): erythromelalgia; Gerhardt disease; Mitchell disease; Weir Mitchell disease
Gerhardt reaction - Synonym(s): Gerhardt test for acetoacetic acid
Gerhardt-Semon law - obsolete law formerly used to account for the position of affected vocal cords after injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve(s).
Gerhardt sign - complete bilateral paralysis of the adductor muscles of the larynx with severe inspiratory dyspnea. Synonym(s): Biermer sign
Gerhardt syndrome - bilateral laryngeal abductor paralysis.
Gerhardt test for acetoacetic acid - Synonym(s): Gerhardt reaction

erythromelalgia

dusky redness, cyanosis and mottling, paroxysmal throbbing and burning pain of foot and leg skin (and occasionally hands and face), associated with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, connective tissue disease, polycythaemia vera, thrombocythaemia, gout, neurological disease (e.g. spinal cord injury), myeloproliferative disorders, multiple sclerosis or heavy-metal poisoning