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May 1963

A Hazard of Plastic Film Therapy

Author Affiliations


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Dermatology, Western Reserve University, and Fulbright Travelling Fellow U.S. Department of State, London, England (Dr. Vickers). Resident in Dermatology, University Hospitals of Cleveland (Dr. Fritsch).

From Section of Dermatology, Western Reserve University Medical School, Cleveland.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(5):633-636. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590170091015

Six cases of toxic reactions to naphazoline are reported. The drug was applied to intact skin under Saran* film. The symptomatology is described and the mode of action of the drug discussed. A plea is made for care in the use of plastic film dressings with drugs having potential toxic side-effects.

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