PlayStation palmar hidradenitis

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PlayStation palmar hidradenitis is a medical condition where a person develops painful lesions on their palms and fingers. It differs from palmoplantar hidradenitis, in that it affects only the hands. According to a publication by the British Journal of Dermatology,[1] it is specifically a "cutaneous (skin) pathology induced by console gaming."[2] The publication goes on to describe the case of a 12-year-old Swiss girl who was admitted to the Geneva hospital with this condition. She fully recovered after refraining from playing her video game console for 10 days.

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  1. ^ Kasraee B, Masouyé I, Piguet V (April 2009). "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis". Br. J. Dermatol. 160 (4): 892–4. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2133.2009.09058.x. PMID 19239462. 
  2. ^ "New skin disorder linked to games consoles discovered". Retrieved February 24, 2009. 

External links[edit]

  • BBC News Game consoles 'cause skin sores'
  • Neocrisis Neocrisis: Game Related Disease'