acrodynia


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acrodynia

[‚ak·rō′din·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A childhood syndrome associated with mercury ingestion and characterized by periods of irritability alternating with apathy, anorexia, pink itching hands and feet, photophobia, sweating, tachycardia, hypertension, and hypotonia.
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In addition, one child had elevated urinary mercury at a level known to cause acrodynia in some children.
These effects range from mild rashes and eczema to total body rash or acrodynia (ATSDR, 1999; Bonhomme & Gladyszaczak-Kholer, 1996; Muhlendahl, 1990; Risher et al.
We are not aware of any cases of acrodynia or clinically overt mercury poisoning as a consequence of these exposures.
Children may experience acrodynia, which is characterized by pink-colored palms and soles of the feet, excessive sweating, flushing, itching, joint pain, rashes, swelling, weakness, irritability, worry, and trouble sleeping (ATSDR 1999).
2001), to the mercurials used in teething powders causing acrodynia (or pink disease) (Dinehart et al.