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Mercury toxicity presenting as acrodynia and a papulovesicular eruption in a 5-year-old girl

  • Author(s): Lai, Olivia;
  • Parsi, Kory K;
  • Wu, Davina;
  • Konia, Thomas H;
  • Younts, Alexandra;
  • Sinha, Natasha;
  • McNelis, Amy;
  • Sharon, Victoria R
  • et al.
Abstract

Acrodynia is a reaction that occurs in children who have been exposed to mercury. Mercury toxicity has systemic manifestations as well as cutaneous manifestations, which can appear similar to those found in a number of other diseases. We present a case of acrodynia caused by mercury exposure in a previously healthy 5-year-old girl who developed hypertension, palmoplantar pruritus, and a papulovesicular eruption.

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