Refractory erythromelalgia of the ears: Response to mexiletine

Alejandra C. Vivas, Julia Escandon, Robert S. Kirsner

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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