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February 1974

Gold Vasculitis

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(2):253-255. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630020065018

A patient had necrotizing vasculitis induced by a contact dermatitis to gold. Repeat patch tests to gold leaf confirmed the diagnosis. The migratory-inhibitory test and the lymphocyte transformation test were negative to gold. Cryoprofibrin levels were elevated, indicating increased intravascular coagulation. Urinary excretion of gold was 16 times higher than normal.