Erythema palmare hereditarium

Also known as: Lane disease, Red palms disease



Erythema palmare hereditarium is a rare, benign, congenital genetic skin disorder characterized by permanent and asymptomatic erythema of the palmar and, less frequently, the solar surfaces. In most cases, it presents with sharply demarcated redness of the thenar and hypothenar eminences, as well as the palmar aspect of the phalanges, with scattered telangiectasia spots that do not cause any discomfort (pain, itching or burning) to the patient.

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Medical Term Other Names Description
Pain An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.
Pruritus Itching, pruritis, Skin itching, Itchy skin [more] Pruritus is an itch or a sensation that makes a person want to scratch. This term refers to an abnormally increased disposition to experience pruritus.
Erythema Redness of the skin, caused by hyperemia of the capillaries in the lower layers of the skin.
Telangiectasia Cutaneous telangiectasia, Spider veins, Telangiectases [more] Telangiectasias refer to small dilated blood vessels located near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes, measuring between 0.5 and 1 millimeter in diameter. Telangiectasia are located especially on the tongue, lips, palate, fingers, face, conjunctiva, trunk, nail beds, and fingertips.

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