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March 17, 1928


JAMA. 1928;90(11):845. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.92690380001012

The cutaneous eruption which results from the ingestion of the salts of bromide and iodide is by no means rare. However, an eruption produced by the halogen group on the mucosa is unusually rare. So far as we can ascertain, there are only two references pertaining to this subject. In 1904, Dr. Lotta Wright Myers1 reported the case of an infant, aged 6 months, who developed a very unusual bromide eruption after the ingestion of a small quantity of potassium bromide. The interesting feature in this case is the fact that the child developed a bromide lesion on the tongue. Dr. Myers stated that while a few cases simulating hers, from the cutaneous point of view, have been reported, there had not been any instances up to that time of a bromide eruption occurring on the mucous membrane from one of the bromide salts. Dr. Arthur Hall, cited by Dr. Lotta

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