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Gold Bulletin

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 102–108 | Cite as

Skin contact with gold and gold alloys

Effects and possible causes of black dermographism and metal smudge
  • William S. Rapson
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Article

Abstract

The ordinary person comes into contact with metallic gold and gold alloys either through the wearing of gold jewellery or as a consequence of the use of these materials in dental restorations and prostheses. In what follows, knowledge of the effects of such contact, gleaned from literature studies, will be reviewed.

Keywords

Abrasive Wear Contact Dermatitis Gold Alloy Black Precipitate Metallic Gold 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William S. Rapson
    • 1
  1. 1.International Gold CorporationJohannesburgSouth Africa

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