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Erythromelalgia in a patient with AIDS.
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PMID:  11444274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Erythromelalgia is a clinical syndrome characterized by burning pain in the extremities together with erythema and increased skin temperature. Typically, the patients experience relief from cold, and aggravation from warmth. Symptoms are hypothesized to be caused by arteriovenous shunting and reduced nutritive skin capillary perfusion with corresponding tissue hypoxia. Erythromelalgia is most often primary, but may be secondary to a wide variety of diseases. We report erythromelalgia in a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). At peak pain intensity he actively cooled hands and feet for more than 12 h/day. Many doctors handling human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS patients are unfamiliar with erythromelalgia, and the condition can easily be overlooked, especially the more common milder cases.
C Mørk; O M Kalgaard; B Myrvang; K Kvernebo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0926-9959     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-10     Completed Date:  2001-08-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  498-500     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, The National Hospital, University of Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Erythromelalgia / complications*,  diagnosis*
Homosexuality, Male
Remission, Spontaneous
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index

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