Erythromelalgia

I posted some of my redness pics, like my famously red feet, ears and face. A few people said it looked like erythromelalgia. I never heard of it before. I bet most of my docs have never heard of it, either. A bunch of folks with Sjogren’s have it. Not thrilled I have something new to study up on.

The government says…

Other disorders reported to be associated with erythromelalgia include systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), HIV infection, diabetes mellitus, venous insufficiency, astrocytoma, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Whether the associations are coincidental is not clear. In the case of the patient with SLE, biopsy results showed vasculitis, and symptoms resolved with immunosuppressive therapy.

Geeze…

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