palmar erythema


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palmar erythema

an inflammatory redness of the palms of the hands.
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Palmar erythema

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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Plantar palmar erythema is more commonly seen with drugs used in metastatic disease, such as oral 5-FU combinations, e.
Liver palm, or palmar erythema, is thought to be caused by blood vessels dilating in response to the hormone imbalance caused by liver damage.
Blotchy red palms: If your palms remain reddened over a long period of time, this may be a condition called palmar erythema, which is a sign of liver disease, particularly of cirrhosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver.
Skin lesions of rheumatoid arthritis are seen as rheumatoid nodules, arteritis, palmar erythema, vasculitis, purpuric or necrotic skin lesions, livedo reticularis, and pyoderma gangrenosum (8).
e illness comes and goes but at the moment there is no cure for A condition called palmar erythema that causes red palms.
One of the signs of liver disease is reddening of the skin on the palms, particularly in the fleshy pad below your thumb, known as palmar erythema.
Hyperthyroidism causes pretibial myxedema (thickened waxy plaques occurring in up to 10% of patients and almost always with accompanying ophthalmopathy), palmar erythema, soft thickened skin, increased sweating of the hands and feet, and thyroid acropachy (clubbing of fingers or toes) in Grave's disease.
Look for signs of chronic liver disease, such as "spider" lesions on the skin (which can be subtle and usually are on the upper torso), palmar erythema, temporal wasting, hepatomegaly (common in alcoholic liver disease), and splenomegaly (often an early sign of portal hypertension).
The right hand showed palmar erythema and some small, healed cuts (4 X 3-cm bite marks) on the lateral dorsum and palmar surfaces.
One week later, he developed fever, palmar erythema, and hyperpigmented papules on the dorsum of the left foot.
Palmar erythema develops early in pregnancy in two-thirds of white women but only in one-third of black women and Hispanics.
Stigmata of chronic liver disease, including palmar erythema and spider nevi, were present.

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