A 3-year-old boy developed anorexia, oliguria, central nervous system (CNS) irritation, and a generalized erythematous desquamation of the skin after application of a medicated talcum powder containing boric acid. Nine months later low urine specific gravity was still present. The subject of boric acid intoxication is reviewed.
SKIPWORTH GB, GOLDSTEIN N, McBRIDE WP. Boric Acid Intoxication From "Medicated Talcum Powder". Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(1):83-86. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600310089021