Secondary erythromelalgia successfully treated with patient controlled epidural analgesia and interferon a-2b (Li et al, 2016)

Case study of a 72-year-old woman diagnosed with EM secondary to polycythemia vera (PV), who was effectively treated with the use of patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) and interferon α-2b therapy. PCEA containing local anesthetics and dexamethasone or fentanyl resulted in nearly complete relief of symptoms. Furthermore, continuous use of interferon α-2b for the treatment of the PV completely relieved the EM symptoms.

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How gabapentin and pregabalin differ

Pregabalin and gabapentin are considered first-line treatments for  erythromelalgia.

MAGNESIUM 101                                          Supplemenation with magnesium may help some cases of erythromelalgia