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March 1974

Gold Dermatitis: A Clinical and Histopathological Study

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla

From the departments of dermatology of University of Miami School of Medicine and the Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Division of Arthritis, departments of medicine and of pathology, University of Miami, Miami, Fla.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(3):372-376. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630030032006

Thirty-seven patients with skin eruptions that developed during chrysotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis or pemphigus were examined and representative lesions were studied histologically. The most frequent clinical eruptions were nonspecific dermatitis, lichen planus-like eruption, and pityriasis rosea-like eruptions. Histopathologic examination generally confirmed the clinical impression, but proved especially useful when it suggested a drug-related cause for lesions that were nonspecific clinically.

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