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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-57

Exfoliative dermatitis due to topical mercury application (para)

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Mahesh Unni

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Unni M. Exfoliative dermatitis due to topical mercury application (para). Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1994;60:56-7

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Unni M. Exfoliative dermatitis due to topical mercury application (para). Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1994 [cited 2020 Oct 22];60:56-7. Available from:

To the Editor,

Exfoliative dermatitis is one of the commonest and chronic conditions. A 53 year-old male presented with mild erythema, oedema and scaling of skin with itching of 1 month duration. Their were no specific skin lessions suggestive of any cutaneous condition or malignancy. But patient is known diabetic and had partially removed renal stone by litoplexy. For renal stones, he was investigated with all radiological and haematological procedures. He was treated with routine drugs like topical liquid paraffin, systemic corticosteriod and antihistaminics. There was no relief even after 1 month. Then patient gave history of mercury application by a Hakim 2 1/2 months back for hemiparesis, then d-penicillamine in dosage of 250 mg Q I D given for 10 days. Then patient had complete relief and systemic steriods are maintained for 1 month in tapering dose. Exfoliative dermatitis due to heavy metals is rare.


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