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January 1988

Cutaneous Manifestations of Acrodynia (Pink Disease)

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Dinehart, Raimer, Cobos, and Pupo) and Pediatrics (Drs Dillard and Diven), The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Dr Dinehart is now with the Department of Dermatology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(1):107-109. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670010071023

• A 14-month-old girl who presented with multiple systemic complaints was found to have gingivitis, peeling of her palms and soles, and a peculiar acral eruption. A diagnosis of acrodynia, or pink disease, was confirmed by elevated levels of mercury in the urine. The many cutaneous manifestations of this once common disease are discussed.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:107-109)