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A Fatal Case of Mothball Intoxication Presenting With Refractory Pruritus and Ichthyosis

Ben J. Friedman, BA; Casey A. Carlos, MD, PhD; Veronica Richardson, CRNP; Misha Rosenbach, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(3):404-405. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.2297.
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Correspondence: Dr Rosenbach, Department of Dermatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2 Maloney Bldg, 3600 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (Misha.Rosenbach@uphs.upenn.edu).

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

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Figure. Clinical images of the study patient. A, Xerosis and ichthyosis of the arm. B, Ichthyosiform scaling of the dorsal aspect of the hand.




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