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January 1967

Boric Acid Intoxication From "Medicated Talcum Powder"

Author Affiliations

USA; USA; USA, HONOLULU

From the dermatology (Lt Col Skipworth and Capt Goldstein) and pediatric (Capt McBride) services, Department of Medicine, US Army Tripler General Hospital, Honolulu. Lt Col Skipworth is now with the Dermatology Service, William Beaumont General Hospital, El Paso, Tex.

Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(1):83-86. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600310089021
Abstract

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.

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