pink disease

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Noun1.pink disease - serious bark disease of many tropical crop trees (coffee, citrus, rubber); branches have a covering of pink hyphae
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
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The paper opens by citing over 165 studies that have found Thimerosal to be harmful, including 16 studies that had reported outcomes in human infants and children of death, acrodynia, poisoning, allergic reaction, malformations, auto-immune reaction, Well's syndrome, developmental delay and neurodevelopmental disorders including tics, speech delay, language delay, ADHD and autism.
Dermal manifestations of mercury vapor exposure may include an erythematous, pruritic rash or acrodynia (a rare, nonallergic hypersensitivity reaction seen in some children).
Acrodynia, a rare condition that causes rapid alveolar bone loss, premature loss of teeth, hair loss and fatigue has also been discounted as a possible cause on the basis that there is no history of mercury poisoning.
The acute exposure to elemental Hg vapors can cause "pink disease" or acrodynia.