PlayStation Palmar Hidradenitis


A new skin disorder caused by use of games consoles has been identified by skin specialists.

The following statement from a report on BBC News in fact true, but this is not a disease all gamers see. Researchers first found out about this unique disease by examining a 12-year-old girl who loved her PlayStation so dearly and noticed sores to appear on her palms. Although she noticed the sores, her love for the game did not stop, so she continued playing. She was later taken to Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland where doctors inspected the sores.


The sores were gone within 10 days of abstinence. We know this doesn’t happen to everyone who has a passion for video games, but if you have ‘idiopathic eccrine hidradenitis', a skin disorder that generally causes red, sore lumps on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, then this may be of your concern. For more information on this report, click here.


[BBC News]