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Ortho-Phthalaldehyde Causing Facial Stains After Cystoscopy

Farah R. Abdulla, MD; Brian B. Adams, MD, MPH
Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(5):659-675. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.5.670-a.
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Rideout  KTeschke  KDimich-Ward  HKennedy  SM Considering risks to healthcare workers from glutaraldehyde alternatives in high-level disinfection. J Hosp Infect 2005;594- 11
PubMed Link to Article[[XSLOpenURL/10.1016/j.jhin.2004.07.003]]
Vaid  FHAminuddin  MMehmood  K o-Phthalaldehyde based spectrophotometric determination of sulfonamides. Pak J Pharm Sci 2004;1777- 84
Streckenbach  SCAlston  TA Perioral stains after ortho-phthalaldehyde disinfection of echo probes. Anesthesiology 2003;991032
PubMed Link to Article[[XSLOpenURL/10.1097/00000542-200310000-00049]]
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