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Acrodynia (Swift's Disease)

A condition seen primarily in childhood, most often resulting from chronic exposure to MERCURY COMPOUNDS which may result in encephalopathy and POLYNEUROPATHY. Clinical features include pain, swelling and pinkish discoloration of the fingers and toes, weakness in the extremities, extreme irritability, HYPERESTHESIA, and alterations in level of consciousness. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p603)
Also Known As:
Swift's Disease; Acrodynic Erythema; Chronic Childhood Mercurialism; Feer's Disease; Childhood Mercurialism, Chronic; Childhood Mercurialisms, Chronic; Chronic Childhood Mercurialisms; Erythema, Acrodynic; Feers Disease; Mercurialism, Chronic Childhood; Swifts Disease; Feer Disease; Pink Disease; Swift Disease
Networked: 96 relevant articles (5 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Acrodynia (Swift's Disease)
2. Mercury Poisoning (Poisoning, Mercury)
3. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
4. Poisoning
5. Hypersensitivity (Allergy)

Experts

1. Deth, Richard: 2 articles (09/2013 - 10/2012)
2. Yeter, Deniz: 2 articles (09/2013 - 10/2012)
3. Kern, Janet: 1 article (01/2014)
4. Geier, David: 1 article (01/2014)
5. Geier, Mark: 1 article (01/2014)
6. King, Paul: 1 article (01/2014)
7. Haley, Boyd: 1 article (01/2014)
8. Sykes, Lisa: 1 article (01/2014)
9. Hooker, Brian: 1 article (01/2014)
10. Kuo, Ho-Chang: 1 article (09/2013)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Acrodynia:
1. MercuryIBA
2. calomelIBA
3. Dimercaprol (B.A.L.)FDA Link
4. Penicillins (Penicillin)FDA Link
5. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)FDA Link
6. Vitamin B 6IBA
7. Epinephrine (Adrenaline)FDA LinkGeneric
8. Thimerosal (Thiomersal)IBA
9. Pyridoxine (Pyridoxin)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Penicillamine (Cuprimine)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Nephrectomy