Erythromelalgia following influenza vaccine in a child

I. Confino, J. H. Passwell, S. Padeh

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Erythromelalgia is a rare disease characterised by palmar and plantar erythema, burning pain and local increases in temperature. Erythromelalgia in adults most commonly appears secondary to myeloproliferative disorders, essential thrombocytosis and polycythemia vera; however, in children primary forms predominate. Erythromelalgia in children is characterised by a chronic relapsing course, usually refractory to treatment. We describe a case of erythromelalgia which developed in a 4.5 year old girl following infuenza vaccination. Low dose aspirin, carbamazepine and propranolol induced a rapid resolution of the syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-113
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1997


  • carbamazepine
  • erythromelalgia
  • influenza vaccine
  • propranolol


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