Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)
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Erythromelalgia is a rare condition. In ancient Greek, ‘Erythros’ means ‘red’ and ‘melalgia’ means pain in a limb. It can cause episodes of intense burning pain, painful swelling and redness of the feet or hands. Sometimes the legs and arms can be affected, or, less often, other areas such as the ears or face. It usually affects both sides of the body. Females are more commonly affected than males. Erythromelalgia can occur in all ethnic groups.