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Article
January 1966

Immunity of the Oral Mucosa in Epidermal Sensitization to Mercury

Author Affiliations

EVANSVILLE, IND

From St. Mary's, Welborn Baptist, Deaconess and Evansville State Hospitals.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(1):45-46. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600190051008
Abstract

Three cases are reported in which epidermal sensitivity to mercury was demonstrated, producing clinical examples of dermatitis. In all three patients silver amalgam dental fillings, initially containing approximately 50% metallic mercury, caused no irritation within the mouth.

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