Refractory erythromelalgia of the ears: Response to mexiletine

Alejandra C. Vivas, Julia Escandon, Robert Kirsner

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Abstract

Erythromelalgia is a rare condition characterized by burning pain, erythema, swelling, and increased temperature usually in the extremities. We present an unusual presentation of erythromelalgia of the ears in a patient who has been refractory to multiple therapies and in whom relief of symptoms was achieved with the use of mexiletine. A review of clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and therapeutic options are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-170
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

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Erythromelalgia
Mexiletine
Ear
Erythema
Extremities
Pain
Temperature
Therapeutics

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Refractory erythromelalgia of the ears : Response to mexiletine. / Vivas, Alejandra C.; Escandon, Julia; Kirsner, Robert.

In: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 32, No. 2, 01.03.2011, p. 168-170.

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