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The use of capsaicin cream in a case of erythromelalgia.
  1. K. A. Muhiddin,
  2. I. W. Gallen,
  3. S. Harries,
  4. V. R. Pearce
  1. Department of General Medicine, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, UK.


    We present a case of erythromelalgia in a 68 year old lady who responded, within 48 hours, to a twice daily topical application of capsaicin cream 0.025%. Capsaicin cream was stopped after 2 months, and 6 months later the patient continued to have the symptomatic relief she experienced initially.

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