Ellis Hon Kam Lun, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Ellis Hon Kam Lun

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Heavy Metal Dermatoses: Arsenic

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Public health awareness in areas (eg, China, Bangladesh, United States, Chile) known to have problems with arsenic. Characteristic findings on physical examination Because of the pronounced affinity of arsenic for keratinizing structures, including hair and nails, acute intoxication becomes primarily…

Heavy Metal Dermatoses: Mercury(Mercury dermatosis: Hydrargyria, mercurialism, acrodynia, "pink disease," Mad Hatter’s disease, Hatter’s disease, Minamata disease)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history? The heavy metal dermatoses are a heterogeneous group of skin diseases related either to direct contact with or systemic absorption of heavy metals. Topical exposure can result in contact dermatitis. Dermatosis can also be due to systemic absorption (via skin,…

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