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March 1923

THE PATHOGENESIS OF MERCURIAL STOMATITIS: WITH A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON MERCURY POISONING

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1923;7(3):332-362. doi:10.1001/archderm.1923.02360090045004
Abstract

Introduction Theories Clinical Appearance in Mercurial Poisoning Characteristic Symptoms Blood Changes Sympathetic System Vascular Changes Salivation Glycosuria Mouth Lesions Description of Gross Lesions Causes Comment Gum Tongue Cheek Palate Specific organism The Gastro-Intestinal Tract General Clinical Picture Gross Lesions Ascites Stomach Small Intestine Colon Microscopic Description of Colon Comment Renal Lesions General Historical Review Urine Quantity Specific Gravity Color Reaction Albuminuria Glycosuria Hematuria Gross Microscopic Fat Pigment Cylinders Calcification Glomeruli Interstitial Tissue Comment Conclusions General Comment Original Work Material and Methods Results General Study Microscopic Study of Gum Interpretation of Results Summary

Introduction  In undertaking a study of the pathology of mercurial stomatitis, I was surprised to find that most of the theories advanced to explain those changes embraced secondary alterations or were far too narrow in their scope. In order to endeavor to explain the mouth lesions, it is necessary to comprehend the changes produced in other parts of

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