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July 1947

Acrodina infantil.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(1):111. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010118013

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This publication is a well organized monograph on erythredema polyneuropathy. The subject is taken up in an orderly fashion to cover all aspects of the disease, the author drawing from extensive reading and 16 cases of his own, seen in Switzerland and Spain. It is of interest that while 243 articles are mentioned in the bibliography from the foreign literature, only 11 are mentioned from Spanish publications. This suggests that the disease must be somewhat rarer in Spain than elsewhere.

In treatment, the author uses "bellergal" (each tablet of which contains 0.1 mg. total alkaloids of belladonna, 0.3 mg. ergotamine tartrate and 2 cg. phenobarbital) together with nicotinic acid and thiamine. He feels that his treatment is effective, although the evidence presented is not entirely convincing, considering the fact that the disease tends to be self limiting.

The monograph is a scholarly review of the subject but fails to throw

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