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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 616125, 3 pages
Case Report

Erythromelalgia: An Uncommon Presentation Precipitated by Aspirin Withdrawal

1Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi 46000, Pakistan

Received 30 May 2012; Revised 17 June 2012; Accepted 22 June 2012

Academic Editor: Thomas R. Chauncey

Copyright © 2012 Fatima Khalid et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Erythromelalgia is a rare disorder frequently associated with myeloproliferative disorders. We describe a case of elderly patient diagnosed with myeloproliferative disorder in remission. The patient was on aspirin for secondary prevention of stroke and was taken off aspirin and developed erythromelalgia within two weeks of withdrawal of aspirin. After restarting aspirin, patient’s symptoms improved within 2 weeks.