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2022 May 04

Australas J Dermatol

If your ears are burning we must be talking about red ear syndrome: A brief report.


Courtney A, Holmes Z, Weston S
Australas J Dermatol. 2022 May 04.
PMID: 35510338.


Red Ear Syndrome is an uncommon disorder that can affect all age groups. It is frequently referred to Dermatology as it can present similarly to erythromelalgia. Although the exact pathophysiology is unknown, a common hypothesis suggests a shared pathophysiological background with migraine due to their well-known association. Currently, there are no established treatment guidelines. Delays in accurate diagnosis and commencing optimal treatment can significantly negatively impact on a patients quality of life. We discuss the clinical presentation and response to treatment of a case of Red Ear Syndrome in an 8-year-old boy.