Acrodynia and Hypertension in a Young Girl Secondary to Elemental Mercury Toxicity Acquired in the Home
Article first published online: 13 MAR 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 199–201, March/April 2012
How to Cite
Mercer, J. J., Bercovitch, L. and Muglia, J. J. (2012), Acrodynia and Hypertension in a Young Girl Secondary to Elemental Mercury Toxicity Acquired in the Home. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 199–201. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01737.x
- Issue published online: 13 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 13 MAR 2012
Abstract: Acrodynia, also known as pink disease, erythredema polyneuropathy, Feer syndrome, and raw-beef hands and feet, is thought to be a toxic reaction to elemental mercury and less commonly to organic and inorganic forms. Occurring commonly in the early 20th century, acrodynia is now a seemingly extinct disease in the modern world because of regulations to eliminate mercury from personal care products, household items, medications, and vaccinations. We present a case of a 3-year-old girl with acrodynia secondary to toxic exposure to elemental mercury in the home environment.