What is the global prevalence of erythromelalgia?

Updated: Sep 17, 2018
  • Author: Antoine N Saliba, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A case series from Norway appears to reveal data similar to that from the Mayo Clinic series. [18] In China, more than 70 outbreaks of epidemic erythromelalgia, with over 80,000 cases reported, have occurred since the mid-20th century; most have been reported between February and March and have coincided with a sharp temperature decline followed by a rapid temperature rise within a few days. [24, 20] A retrospective study in Sweden reported an incidence of 0.36 cases per 100,000 population. [25]


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