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View in Spanish: Eritrodistesia palmar plantar

Palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (PAL-mer-PLAN-ter eh-RITH-roh-DIS-es-THEE-zhuh)
A condition marked by pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, or redness of the hands or feet. It sometimes occurs as a side effect of certain anticancer drugs. Also called hand-foot syndrome.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.