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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2012, Article ID 854081, 3 pages
Case Report

Pediatric-Isolated Auricular Erythromelalgia: A Case Report

1Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
2IWK Health Centre and Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dalhousie University, Avenue 5850/5980, P.O. Box 9700, Halifax, NS, Canada B3K 6R8

Received 14 June 2012; Accepted 21 August 2012

Academic Editors: N.-C. Chiu and E. Veneselli

Copyright © 2012 Kelly Grandy 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 that typically affects the skin of the feet, hands, or both, that is characterized by red skin, warmth, and a burning quality of pain. It usually affects both sides of the body, but may manifest unilaterally. Cooling of the affected areas usually results in symptom relief. We report a case of a young boy with erythromelalgia of the ears.