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Research Article

Cutaneous necrosis due to cetrimide application.

Br Med J 1975; 1 doi: (Published 11 January 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;1:70
  1. P J August


    Reports of necrosis caused by quaternary ammonium compounds, such as cetrimide, are rare. The case is reported of a 77-year-old woman who was admitted to hospital for four months with cutaneous necrosis of the left foot and leg owing to the topical application of cetrimide powder.