Erythromelalgia associated with hypertension and leukocytoclastic vasculitis in a child


KASAPCOPUR O. , AKKUS S., ERDEM A., Caliskan S. , TASDAN Y., DEMIRKEZEN C., ...More

Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, vol.16, no.2, pp.184-186, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
  • Page Numbers: pp.184-186

Abstract

Erythromelalgia is an acrocyanotic rheumatic disease presenting with erythema, and pain and a burning sensation in the hands and feet; it is rarely encountered during childhood. Hot or warm conditions may precipitate pain and erythema in the extremities and the symptoms may regress upon the application of cold water. The disease is usually secondary to other systemic diseases in adults. On the other hand, it is idiopathic in children. This article describes a case of erythromelalgia presenting with leukocytoclastic vasculitis and hypertension in a 7-year-old child who responded to therapy with prednisolone and phenoxybenzamine.