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What is St. Anthony's fire?

What is St. Anthony's fire?

  • St. Anthony's fire: Very painful burning sensation in the arms and legs caused by excessive exposure to ergotamines. Ergotamines are produced by particular fungi. It is also a drug used for such things as migraine controls and to induce abortions. Ergotamines result in the constriction of blood vessels which can result in tissue death (gangrene) and is also toxic to nerves.

St. Anthony's fire: Introduction

Types of St. Anthony's fire:

Broader types of St. Anthony's fire:

What causes St. Anthony's fire?

Causes of St. Anthony's fire: see causes of St. Anthony's fire

What are the symptoms of St. Anthony's fire?

Symptoms of St. Anthony's fire: see symptoms of St. Anthony's fire

St. Anthony's fire: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for St. Anthony's fire.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for St. Anthony's fire: Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for St. Anthony's fire.
Treatments for St. Anthony's fire: see treatments for St. Anthony's fire
Research for St. Anthony's fire: see research for St. Anthony's fire

Name and Aliases of St. Anthony's fire

Main name of condition: St. Anthony's fire

Other names or spellings for St. Anthony's fire:

ergot poisoning, ergotoxicosis, Ergotamine induced leg ischemia, Ergotism, Acute peripheral ischemia due to vasospasm


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