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Burning feet in polycythemia vera – peripheral sensorimotor axonal neuropathy with erythromelalgia

Authors Wollina U

Received 8 December 2014

Accepted for publication 5 January 2015

Published 2 February 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 69—71

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S78848

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Uwe Wollina

Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany

Abstract: Polycythemia vera is a rare myeloproliferative disease. Cutaneous symptoms are uncommon. We report about a 72-year-old female patient with JAK2V617F-positive polycythemia who developed peripheral sensorimotor axonal neuropathy and erythromelalgia. Possible causes and treatment are discussed.

Keywords: bone marrow diseases, myeloproliferative diseases, JAK2 mutations, burning sensations, peripheral neuropathy


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