Acrodynia is frequently characterized by a group of neurologic symptoms. Among such symptoms, Rodda1 mentioned hyperirritability, sleeplessness, paresthesia, anesthesia, loss of reflexes, paresis and photophobia. These symptoms are so frequently present that recent writers agree on the term erythredemapolyneuritis as most descriptive of this disease.
Most reported instances have shown striking disturbances of the sensory nerve tracts. Fewer case reports2 include descriptions of motor paralysis.
The present case is regarded as worthy of recording because of the outstanding manifestation of motor paralysis of the lower extremities. The subject of this report showed a complete flaccid paralysis of both lower extremities, a weakness and hypotonia of both the upper and the lower extremities besides the usual sensory disturbance.
The following history was obtained from the mother during the child's stay at the Milwaukee Children's Hospital, where she was admitted on Sept. 30, 1928.
REPORT OF CASE
SCHWARTZ AB. DERMATOPOLYNEURITIS WITH MOTOR PARALYSIS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES. Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(2):359-362. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930140121014