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Other Names for this Disease
- Primary erythermalgia
Tests & Diagnosis
Erythromelalgia can be diagnosed through a clinical exam and medical history. Additional tests may include a skin biopsy and thermography to evaluate skin temperature. Blood tests or other studies may be done to rule out other conditions that can cause similar symptoms. For more information on diagnosing erythromelalgia, visit the The Erythromelalgia Association and an article from Medscape Reference. You may need to register to view the Medscape Reference article, but registration is free.
Last updated: 5/30/2012
- How is EM diagnosed?. The Erythromelalgia Association Web site. 2012; http://www.erythromelalgia.org/WhatisEM/Diagnosis.aspx. Accessed 5/30/2012.
- Maakaron JE, Taher A. Erythromelalgia. Medscape Reference. February 10, 2012; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/200071-overview#showall. Accessed 5/30/2012.