GENEVA (AFP) - A 12-year-old girl was ordered to stop playing video games for 10 days by her Swiss doctor after it was found that a serious hand infection she was suffering from was caused by excessive gaming.
The new infection has since been dubbed "Palmare PlayStation Hidradenitis" by professor Vincent Piguet from the University Hospital of Geneva, Swiss news agency ATS reported.
The girl was taken to her doctor after suffering from painful lesions on her palms for four weeks.
"They were huge red nodes which were very spectacular," Piguet said, adding that he later learnt that the girl had hidden from her parents the fact that she spent hours on her PlayStation.
Piguet and his team concluded that the tension of the hands on the console and frenetic pressing on the buttons had triggered minuscule cutaneous injuries which were aggravated by sweat.
After her 10-day ban from PlayStation, the lesions went away.
The research was published in the British Journal of Dermatology.
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Now dats jus stupid. This is the first time i'm hearin of this...no one gets sik from gamin n i've neva experienced any injuries playin either. Unless if u count whipped in the face with the control by my friend. Wat do u guys think? Is it possible to get sik from gamin?
I luv the fact that they've specified it to PS. Which is bull n proves that its not gamin related..
if u ask me she hurt her hands from sumwher else..