What are the sexual predilections of erythromelalgia?

Updated: Sep 17, 2018
  • Author: Antoine N Saliba, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The early-onset (primary) form is reported to have a male-to-female ratio of 1:2.5. Secondary erythromelalgia was reported to have a male-to-female ratio of 3:2 in a review of 60 cases of erythromelalgia due to myeloproliferative disorders.

The 1997 case series from Norway showed a female predominance (male-to-female ratio of 1:2), which included a variety of causative factors (only 19% were myeloproliferative disorders). [18] The Mayo Clinic series of 168 patients showed a male-to-female ratio of 1:3. [17]


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