[Phenylhydrargyrum boricum in glycerin (Glycero-Merfen) in young children: undesirable mercury resorption in mouth mucosa even when free of lesions].

Abstract

The formulation of phenylhydrargyrum boricum in glycerine (Glycero-Merfen) being frequently used in infants and young children, attention is drawn to the potentially symptomatic mercury absorption associated with its topical administration in that age group. This finding applies to both inflamed and normal oral mucosa. The use of this drug formulation in pediatric patients should be avoided.

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@article{Schaad1983PhenylhydrargyrumBI, title={[Phenylhydrargyrum boricum in glycerin (Glycero-Merfen) in young children: undesirable mercury resorption in mouth mucosa even when free of lesions].}, author={Urs Beat Schaad and Bernd Kehrer}, journal={Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift}, year={1983}, volume={113 4}, pages={148-50} }