NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
What Causes Blanchable Erythema?
The bottoms of both feet (including my toes) turn blood red when I walk, and hurt. (When I rest the soles of my feet get less red.) The rheumatologist said it was called "blanchable erythema," because when he presed on the redness, it turned white. Please explain what causes this and if it is serious? What kind of specialist should I see, and what tests would he do?
Thank you for visiting NetWellness. I would check with a podiatrist or a vascular medicine specialist if the rheumatologist is unable to answer your questions.
Jean E Starr, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University