palmar erythema

(redirected from Erythema palmare)

pal·mar er·y·the·ma

(pahl'măr er'i-thē'mă)
Reddening of the palms, associated with various physiologic as well as pathologic changes, the principal one of which is portal hypertension. It is also seen in patients with liver dysfunction and can be the result of dermatoses such as eczema or psoriasis. It may also be a normal finding, however, and has been attributed to high estrogen levels.
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