The puzzle of pink disease

@article{Black1999ThePO,
  title={The puzzle of pink disease},
  author={J. Black},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={92},
  pages={478 - 481}
}
  • J. Black
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Pink disease (acrodynia in North America) takes its name from the bright pink colour of the hands and feet, which are very painful. The condition usually affects children around the age of two. The child has photophobia, is intensely miserable and unresponsive, and is unwilling to move about. The condition may last for weeks or months, and in the early part of the twentieth century had a mortality of around 10%. Pink disease has interested me since 1951 when I investigated the sweat losses in… Expand
15 Citations

Topics from this paper

Mercury poisoning: a rare but treatable cause of failure to thrive and developmental regression in an infant.
  • 7
Mercury toxicity presenting as acrodynia and a papulovesicular eruption in a 5-year-old girl.
  • 4
Dose-response study of thimerosal-induced murine systemic autoimmunity.
  • 39
  • PDF
Genetic Variation Associated with Hypersensitivity to Mercury
  • 11
  • PDF
Thimerosal and autism?
  • 127
  • PDF
The plausibility of a role for mercury in the etiology of autism: a cellular perspective
  • 39
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 40 REFERENCES
The rise and fall of pink disease.
  • A. Dally
  • Medicine
  • Social history of medicine : the journal of the Society for the Social History of Medicine
  • 1997
  • 36
Acrodynia--postmortem of a disease.
  • J. Warkany
  • Medicine
  • American journal of diseases of children
  • 1966
  • 50
Acrodynia and Excessive Intake of Mercury
  • 10
Pink Disease—Ten Years After (The Epilogue)
  • 13
Zur Atiologie und Pathogenese der Feersche Krankheit
  • Monatsschr Kinderheilk
  • 1956
[Etiology and pathogenesis of Feer's disease].
  • Stelgens
  • Medicine
  • Monatsschrift fur Kinderheilkunde
  • 1956
  • 1
...
1
2
3
4
...