Feb 25, 2009
Trying to get little Johnny to tear himself away from his video game console? You might scare him into gaming abstinence with a bizarre case study that has sparked headlines like "Too much PlayStation can cause painful lumps."
That eye-catching line is from a Reuters story about an unidentified 12-year-old girl in Geneva, Switzerland, who developed what her doctors dubbed "PlayStation palmar hidradentitis" after spending heaps of time attached to the game console. The young gamer's doctors at Geneva University Hospital concluded that the lumps, which appeared on her palms, resulted from her gripping and pushing the PlayStation buttons with her sweaty hands. They prescribed a PlayStation break, and the welts disappeared in 10 days, according to a report on her case published in the March British Journal of Dermatology.
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