Palmar erythema

What is Palmar erythema?

Palmar erythema is reddening of the palms at the thenar and hypothenar eminences.

It is associated with various physiological as well as pathological changes, or may be a normal finding:

Because circulating levels of estrogen increase in both cirrhosis and pregnancy, estrogen was thought to be the cause for the increased vascularity. More recently, nitric oxide has been implicated in the pathogenesis of palmar erythema.

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If I have red palms do to drinking. Is Palmar erythema only associated with severe advanced liver cirhosis or can it be associated with fatty liver...

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Palmar erythema could be simply due to cutaneous vasodilation

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I wanted to know if the pictures of my hands are palmar erythemia. They are pinker then everyone I have compared them to though I always...

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Palmar erythema may occur due to liver disease but not fatty liver.

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I was hoping to get a hepatologist opinion on my hands. I have hands that are pink/reddish and slightly purple (maybe)?They can be a pale pink or...

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Most likely Idiopathic Palmar erythemia!

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does this look like palmar erythema to you? I was recently diagnosed with Fatty liver so I have been a little stressed and researching every...

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I was hoping to get a hepatologist opinion on my hands. I have hands that are pink/reddish and slightly purple (maybe)?They can be a pale pink or...

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Hi Doctor, I wanted to know if the pictures of my hands are palmar erythemia. They are pinker then everyone I have compared them to though I always...

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