pink disease

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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Acrodynia and hypertension in a young girl secondary to elemental mercury toxicity acquired in the home.
Acrodynia, meaning extremity pain, is an idiosyncratic reaction to mercury exposure seen in childhood.
It has been extensively used in teething powder for children and is now suspected to be the cause of acrodynia also known as the "pink disease".
In the hospital, he developed a maculopapular rash, acrodynia (painful, pink discoloration of the hands and feet), tachycardia, hypertension, weakness, sweating, excessive salivation, and altered mental status.
So-Called Acrodynia or Erythredema (Swift's Disease): A Pathologic Study of Two Necropsy Cases by Aldred Scott Warthin, PhD, MD, Ann Arbor
Acrodynia or "pink disease" was once a common and sometimes fatal disease in infants before mercury was removed from teething powders, diaper rinses, and laxatives.
Dermal manifestations of mercury vapor exposure may include an erythematous, pruritic rash or acrodynia (a rare, nonallergic hypersensitivity reaction seen in some children).
Prepubertal periodontitis is usually associated with underlying medical conditions, including but not limited to neutropenia, hypophosphatasia, papillon lefevre syndrome, and acrodynia. However, it can also occur in otherwise healthy children, although they do not suffer from bone or attachment loss.
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.