Study: Video games cause hand sores

February 24, 2009

International report - Hand sores can develop from prolonged video game use and excessive sweating brought on by gripping the controller, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

International report

- Hand sores can develop from prolonged video game use and excessive sweating brought on by gripping the controller, according to a study published in the

British Journal of Dermatology

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Researchers examined a case of a 12-year-old girl who came to a Swiss hospital with painful sores on her hands. She was diagnosed with idiopathic eccrine hidradenitis, which is linked to intense sweating, BBC reports.

They then discovered the girl spent hours on a Playstation console, which liked caused the sores.

Researchers have named the condition PlayStation palmar hidradenitis, and suggest not playing video games until the sores clear, according to BBC.