M. M. MONTGOMERY, M.D.
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BAL, 2-3-dimercaptopropanol or dithiopropanol, has recently been found effective in the therapy of some toxic reactions due to gold.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 The use of gold in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been advocated by many authorities, some of whom have stated that it is the most effective single therapeutic agent available.6 Others have expressed the opinion that it is of questionable value.7 Because of its toxic reactions, many internists have limited the use of the drug to the severe cases of rheumatoid arthritis which have failed to respond to other types of therapy. There has been a
MONTGOMERY MM. THE USE OF BAL IN THE TREATMENT OF SKIN REACTIONS DUE TO GOLD THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:915–924. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-4-915
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(4):915-924.
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