Grierson Gopalan Syndrome is the name given to a syndrome first described as "Burning feet syndrome" by Grierson in 1829 and Gopalan in 1946, both in India. It is not clear what this syndrome is meant to refer to as some use it to cover all causes of 'burning feet' and the descriptions originally used by Gopalan and Grierson seem to be mixed with different possible causes of burning feet and they may have even been describing what is now known as erythromelalgia. The term is only still used rarely, but burning feet are a common problem.
Grierson J. On the burning feet of natives. Transactions of the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta (2):275–280. 1826
Gopalan C. Burning feet syndrome. Indian Medical Gazette 131:1177. 1946
Journalist with a question about Grierson-Gopalan Syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
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