Feer disease


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polyneuropathy

 [pol″e-noo͡-rop´ah-the]
a disease involving several nerves.
amyloid polyneuropathy polyneuropathy caused by amyloidosis; symptoms may include dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sensory disturbances in the extremities.
familial amyloid polyneuropathy autosomal dominant amyloid polyneuropathy occurring in hereditary amyloidosis; subtypes include Finnish type, Indiana type, Iowa type, and Portuguese type. The Finnish and Indiana types are slowly progressive, whereas in the Portuguese and Iowa types death may occur within 7 to 10 years.
erythredema polyneuropathy acrodynia.

ac·ro·dyn·i·a

(ak-rō-din'ē-ă),
1. Pain in peripheral or acral parts of the body.
2. A syndrome caused almost exclusively in the past by mercury poisoning: in children, characterized by erythema of the limbs, chest, and nose, gastrointestinal symptoms, behavioral changes, and polyneuritis; in adults, characterized by anorexia, photophobia, sweating, and tachycardia. Synonym(s): acrodynic erythema, dermatopolyneuritis, erythredema, Feer disease, pink disease
[acro- + G. odynē, pain]

ac·ro·dyn·i·a

(ak'rō-din'ē-ă)
1. Pain in peripheral or acral parts of the body.
2. A syndrome caused almost exclusively by mercury poisoning: in children, characterized by erythema of the extremities, chest, and nose, polyneuritis, and gastrointestinal symptoms; in adults, by anorexia, photophobia, sweating, and tachycardia.
Synonym(s): dermatopolyneuritis, erythredema, erythroedema, Feer disease, pink disease, polyneuropathy (3) , Swift disease.
[acro- + G. odynē, pain]

Feer,

Emil, Swiss pediatrician, 1864-1955.
Feer disease - pain in peripheral or acral parts of the body; caused almost exclusively by mercury poisoning in children. Synonym(s): acrodynia; pink disease; Swift disease

ac·ro·dyn·i·a

(ak'rō-din'ē-ă)
Pain in peripheral or acral body parts.
Synonym(s): Feer disease.
[acro- + G. odynē, pain]