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acrodynia

acrodynia in Medicine

acrodynia ac·ro·dyn·ia (āk'rō-dĭn'ē-ə)
n.

  1. A syndrome in children and infants caused by mercury poisoning, characterized by erythema of the extremities, chest, and nose, polyneuritis, and gastrointestinal disorders. Also called dermatopolyneuritis, erythredema, pink disease, Swift's disease.

  2. A syndrome associated with ingestion of mercury by adults, characterized by photophobia, sweating, and tachycardia.

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