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January 1966

Immunity of the Oral Mucosa in Epidermal Sensitization to Mercury

Author Affiliations


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

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

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.