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Mercurialism Due to External Use of Mercurochrome.

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By CLEVELAND D. E. H..  (Can. Assoc. Med. Jour.. , Feb., 1931; , p. 272.).

Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(9):1225. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-9-1225_1
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Most of the adverse reports concerning the use of mercurochrome refer to its intravenous use. A number of reports have been published of mercurial intoxication from intravenous use and also from its application to cavities lined with mucous membrane. Mercurial dermatitis caused by its application to skin surfaces, as is sometimes observed in connection with the use of white precipitate ointment or bichloride lotions, is also known to occur, but few if any cases have been reported of general mercurialism resulting from its use on the skin. Cleveland reports a case showing that the use of mercurochrome as a skin


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