DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Frequent functional disorder with attacks of patchy or extensive, bright or deep red erythema on the face and upper half of the body, persisting for a few minutes to an hour, sometimes with a feeling of heat and mild to moderate swelling (especially of the facial skin).
EtiopathogenesisThis section has been translated automatically.
Sudden flushing may be due to loss of neuronal vasotone as a result of a direct response of vascular smooth muscle to very different stimuli. Triggering factors include:
- Emotional stress(erythema e pudore).
- Physical influences (heat)
- Chemical influences (e.g. alcohol)
- Drugs (nicotinic acid, fumarates)
- Food(glutamates; glutamate flush of the Chinese restaurant syndrome; histamine/red wines and tyramine/cheeses)
- Endocrine influences (menopause)
- Neoplasms (mastocytosis, carcinoid syndrome, pancreatic cancer)
TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
Incoming links (10)Alcohol skin changes; Carcinoid syndrome; Erythema; Erythrophobia; Facial swelling; Female menopause; Flushing; Irinotecan; Small fiber neuropathy; Systemic mastocytosis ;
Outgoing links (7)China spice syndrome; Erythema; Erythrophobia; Fumarates; Glutamates; Histamine; Tyramine;
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