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METROPOLITAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

METROPOLITAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Arsphenamine Dermatitis. Presented by Dr. Henry D. Niles. E. S., a colored woman aged 43, was born in the British West Indies. Eight years ago she was given eleven intravenous injections of silver arsphenamine for arthritis. She complained of itching after the third injection. Although swelling and dermatitis occurred after the third injection, treatment was continued. She was admitted to the New York Hospital with generalized, exfoliative dermatitis.Biospectric examination of a piece of affected skin showed no silver but an increased arsenic content. Histologic examination showed dermatitis. For the past three or four years she has had many forms of therapy, including roentgen irradiation, injections of sodium thiosulfate and calcium gluconate, administration of vitamins and sedatives and varied topical applications, with little relief of the itching and with no improvement in the cutaneous manifestations. Examination reveals large areas of pigmented, lichenified skin with small areas of normal skin, chiefly http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1941 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1941.01490200195026
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Arsphenamine Dermatitis. Presented by Dr. Henry D. Niles. E. S., a colored woman aged 43, was born in the British West Indies. Eight years ago she was given eleven intravenous injections of silver arsphenamine for arthritis. She complained of itching after the third injection. Although swelling and dermatitis occurred after the third injection, treatment was continued. She was admitted to the New York Hospital with generalized, exfoliative dermatitis.Biospectric examination of a piece of affected skin showed no silver but an increased arsenic content. Histologic examination showed dermatitis. For the past three or four years she has had many forms of therapy, including roentgen irradiation, injections of sodium thiosulfate and calcium gluconate, administration of vitamins and sedatives and varied topical applications, with little relief of the itching and with no improvement in the cutaneous manifestations. Examination reveals large areas of pigmented, lichenified skin with small areas of normal skin, chiefly

Journal

Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1941

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