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August 1921

ROENTGEN DERMATITIS AND RADIUM DERMATITIS: A COMPARISON

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;4(2):213-216. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350210076009

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Abstract

It is not the purpose in this short article to discuss the detailed symptomatology of dermatitis caused by radium or that provoked by roentgen rays—the symptomatology of both is well known to practical workers in the field.

Some authors aver that in many respects there is a pronounced difference between injuries caused by radium and those caused by roentgen rays. It has been stated that radium dermatitis is less severe than roentgen dermatitis, that it heals more quickly and that it is not followed by sequelae, or that sequelae are less likely to occur. Also the fact that keratoses, subsequent to roentgen dermatitis, will yield to radium therapy much more readily than to roentgen therapy has been used as evidence in favor of a totally different action on the part of the two agents.

That there is some difference in the reaction and some difference in the action of the

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