Author(s): Kakizaki A, Fujimura T, Kambayashi Y, Watabe A, Aiba S
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Abstract Adult-onset erythromelalgia (EM) is a rare disease characterized by episodic bouts of burning pain and erythema for which the optimal therapy is unclear. In this report, we describe a 68-year-old Japanese woman with adult-onset EM. Intravenous administration of methylprednisolone sodium succinate 1,000 mg/day dramatically improved her pain as evaluated by the visual analog scale. Although the patient's pain gradually developed again, it could be controlled with pregabalin. Our present case might suggest a possible, optimal therapy for adult-onset EM.
This article was published in Case Rep Dermatol
and referenced in International Journal of Inflammation, Cancer and Integrative Therapy