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Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is palmar erythema?

Palmar erythema is a skin condition causing redness on the palms of the hands and occasionally the fingers. There are several possible causes. It can be idiopathic (no known cause), hereditary, seen during pregnancy, or caused by certain medications. It can also be caused by a wide variety of underlying conditions, including but not limited to liver disease (i.e., cirrhosis), autoimmune disease, endocrine disease (such as thyroid disease or diabetes), and infection.

Symptoms of palmar erythema

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for palmar erythema

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose palmar erythema

  • Do you have red skin or red spots?

Treatment for palmar erythema

Treatment mainly involves treating the underlying cause of the palmar erythema which may or may not lead to improvement of the redness.

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  • Red skin

References

  • Serrao R, Zirwas M, English JC. Palmar erythema. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2007;8(6):347-56. doi: 10.2165/00128071-200708060-00004. PMID: 18039017.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00128071-200708060-00004

  • Lu J, Liu C, Zhou X, Tang J, Liu S, Tang M, Li M, Zhu L. Palmar erythema and palmar papules as predictors for dermatomyositis-related acute/subacute interstitial lung disease: a retrospective study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021 Dec 24;61(1):413-421. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keab177. PMID: 33629112.

    https://academic.oup.com/rheumatology/article-abstract/61/1/413/6149308?redirectedFrom=fulltext

  • Palmar erythema: A diagnostic clue of juvenile dermatomyositis. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Jul;56(7):1161. doi: 10.1111/jpc.2_14739. PMID: 32725730.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jpc.2_14739

  • Amoroso S, Pastore S, Tommasini A, Taddio A. Palmar erythema: A diagnostic clue of juvenile dermatomyositis. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Jul;56(7):1159. doi: 10.1111/jpc.1_14739. PMID: 32725729.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jpc.1_14739

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Reviewed By:

Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal medicine)

Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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