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Another hazard of gold therapy?
  1. R A Fulton,
  2. R D Sturrock,
  3. H Capell


    A patient with seropositive rheumatoid developed a bullous eruption localised to the jewellery areas 12 hours after a test dose of sodium aurothiomalate (Myocrisin). Investigation showed that she was allergic to nickel rather than gold. Small quantities of nickel were found in the Myocrisin solution after a short contact with a metal needle, suggesting an explanation for the reaction.

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