Arsenic Toxicity from Homeopathic Treatment

@article{Chakraborti2003ArsenicTF,
  title={Arsenic Toxicity from Homeopathic Treatment},
  author={Dipankar Chakraborti and Subhas Chandra Mukherjee and Khitish Chandra Saha and Uttam Kumar Chowdhury and Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman and Mrinal Kumar Sengupta},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41},
  pages={963 - 967}
}
Abstract Homeopathic medicine is commonly believed to be relatively harmless. However, treatment with improperly used homeopathic preparations may be dangerous. Case Reports. Case 1 presented with melanosis and keratosis following short‐term use of Arsenic Bromide 1‐X followed by long‐term use of other arsenic‐containing homeopathic preparations. Case 2 developed melanotic arsenical skin lesions after taking Arsenicum Sulfuratum Flavum‐1‐X (Arsenic S.F. 1‐X) in an effort to treat his white skin… 
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