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Familial episodic pain syndrome with predominantly lower limb involvement

Disease definition

Familial episodic pain syndrome with predominantly lower limb involvement is a subtype of familial episodic pain syndrome characterized by intense, episodic and/or cyclic pain mainly localized in the distal lower limbs (occasionally affecting upper limbs as well) which is triggered/exacerbated by fatigue, cold exposure and/or weather changes and alleviated with anti-inflammatory medication, that has a tendancy to diminish in frequency with age. Episodes usually occur late in the day, last 15-30 min and associate sweating and a cold sensation of affected area.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: M79.6
  • OMIM: 615552
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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