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November 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(5):914-919. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010926021

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BismuthStomatitis. Presented by Dr. H. F. DeWolf.

J. E., a man aged 43, from the City Hospital service of Dr. H. N. Cole and Dr. J. R. Driver, had noted a burning pain in his gums on April 17, after his twelfth injection of Bismo Cymol (three injections of 1 cc. and nine of 2 cc., starting on January 13). There was a pronounced bluish discoloration along the margins of the gum, and on the inner aspect of the cheeks, especially on the right side, with some necrosis of the gingival margins and pronounced salivation. The skin showed evidences of healed tertiary lesions on the chest and forearms, these lesions having been active in January. The Wassermann reaction of the blood was strongly positive.


Dr. C. B. Norris: We have recently observed the development of bismuth stomatitis in four patients who had previously received courses of mercury.


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