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January 1920


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;1(1):57-58. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350010062009

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I recently observed a case of universal exfoliative dermatitis following injections of sodium cacodylate which was exactly analagous to similar cases following arsphenamin injections.

REPORT OF CASE  A druggist, a man aged 51. had had psoriasis for four years. The first attack cleared up under roentgen-ray treatment, and the second attack, two years later, was treated with roentgen rays and cleared up after four months. The present attack began two months ago. For this he had several roentgenray exposures, the last one about June 1. When he came under my observation, July 15. no signs of roentgen-ray effects were observable.The first of June he went to a sanitarium for treatment of the psoriasis. There he had baths and special diet and the sort of routine treatment that sanitariums are apt to give in skin diseases. In addition he was given ten or twelve daily injections of sodium cacodylate. each

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