Have you got 'PlayStation palmar hidradenitis'?

Skin specialists have identified a new skin disorder caused by excessive gaming. And it's called PlayStation palmar hidradenitis. But you CAN get it if you've got an Xbox or Wii...

The condition, which symptoms include sore red lumps on a patient's hands, has been so named in the British Journal of Dermatology. No, seriously.

Doctors who examined a 10-year-old girl in Geneva University Hospital found that she'd developed a condition known as 'idiopathic eccrine hidradenitis' but only on the hands - when it usually affects other areas like the feet, and is linked to heavy exercise and sweating.

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r2kcipher3555d ago (Edited 3555d ago )

The condition is actually multiplatform. So don't be fooled by the title.

siyrobbo3555d ago

it was exclusive to the ps2, but microsoft paid for it to go multi-platform this gen

Solidsnakex233555d ago

you are too funny bubbles +

Smacktard3555d ago

Oh god, that was rich, haha.

Smacktard3555d ago

Oh god, that was rich, haha. Gaming humor in its finest.

Doppy3554d ago

This is so stupid, I was mad and laughed when I saw this on yahoo. They blame sweaty palms on the PS3 which is what causes the disease. Tell the skin specialist you can get sweaty palms from anything dummies.

For everyone who contacted this disease wash your hands after gaming, and get the pro coolers fro your controller.

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DrWan3555d ago (Edited 3555d ago )

is actaully a rare condition with red nodules and there are really not that many cases reported . This is more like simple skin abrasions from repeatly rubbing ur body parts on any objects; both conditions are benign and complete resolves with discontinuing the offending what's the big deal, u never had a skin abrasion from rubbing on something before?

There is something wrong with the name PlayStation eccrine hidradenitis, because if u say it is also known as IDIOPATHIC, then it's not really idiopathic is it? In medicine the term Idiopathic means "we dont know what's causing it", if u have a cause, then it's not idiopathic.

Sir Ken_Kutaragi3555d ago

I get a bit Stiff, but no in my Hands tho!!! ;-o
(KillZone 2 seems to make me er erm a bit Stiff like)

Socomer 19793555d ago

this is the lowest a PC site has gone to sway potential customers away from a foreign Playstation 3.

Soooooooo Desperate.

SpoonyRedMage3555d ago

Wait, what!?

There's no bad words against the PS3 there.

Read the article!

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