Infantile mercury poisoning

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Synonyms: Erythroedema polyneuritis | Feer disease | Infantile acrodynia | Infantile mercury intoxication | Pink disease | Swift disease | Swift-Feer disease

Infantile mercury poisoning is a rare intoxication affecting children most commonly characterized by erythema of the hands feet and nose edematous painful pink to red desquamating fingers and toes bluish cold and wet extremities excessive sweating irritability photophobia muscle weakness diffuse hypotonia paresthesia hypertension and tachycardia due to elemental organic or inorganic mercury exposure. Additional manifestations include alopecia loss of appetite excessive salivation with red and swollen gums tooth and nail loss and insomnia.

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