Boric acid poisoning.


The skin manifestations associated with boric acid intoxication are particularly striking. We present a case report of a 44-year-old black woman who, following a suicide attempt, demonstrated the classic features of acute boric acid poisoning. She developed generalized erythema creating a "boiled lobster" appearance with massive areas of desquamation. A discussion of the history of the use of boric acid by the medical profession follows the patient presentation.

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@article{Schillinger1982BoricAP, title={Boric acid poisoning.}, author={Brian Schillinger and M J Berstein and Leah A Goldberg and Alan R Shalita}, journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology}, year={1982}, volume={7 5}, pages={667-73} }