International Journal of Medicine and Health Development

ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34--39

Erythromelalgia: A rare case report


C Ogugua1, P Enwere2, UE Anyaehie3 
1 Department of Healthcare of the Elderly, Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JL, UK
2 Department of Care of the Elderly, Ashford and St Peters Hospital, Chertsey, UK
3 National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
C Ogugua
Department of Healthcare of the Elderly, Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JL
UK

Patients who present with painful, red swelling of the extremities are occasionally misdiagnosed. The usual differentials may include cellulitis, deep venous thrombosis and lymphoedema. We report a case of erythromelalgia, a rare disorder diagnosed and appropriately managed due to a high index of suspicion based on a good clinical history taking and examination of an elderly patient. The article highlights the importance of a high index of suspicion of a rare disorder when physical examination is marked by paucity of objective signs.


How to cite this article:
Ogugua C, Enwere P, Anyaehie U E. Erythromelalgia: A rare case report.Int J Med Health Dev 2015;20:34-39


How to cite this URL:
Ogugua C, Enwere P, Anyaehie U E. Erythromelalgia: A rare case report. Int J Med Health Dev [serial online] 2015 [cited 2023 Jan 28 ];20:34-39
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