acrodynia

noun
ac·​ro·​dyn·​ia | \ ˌak-rō-ˈdin-ē-ə How to pronounce acrodynia (audio) \

Medical Definition of acrodynia

: a disease of infants and young children that is an allergic reaction to mercury, is characterized by dusky pink discoloration of hands and feet with local swelling and intense itching, and is accompanied by insomnia, irritability, and sensitivity to light

called also erythredema, pink disease, Swift's disease

Other Words from acrodynia

acrodynic \ -​ˈdin-​ik How to pronounce acrodynic (audio) \ adjective

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“Acrodynia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acrodynia. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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