Hexachlorophene Poisoning

    Volume 18, Issue 4 (October 1973)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 October 1973

    Page Count: 6

    Mullick, FG
    Registry of Tissue Reaction to Drugs, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D. C.

    Henry, LD
    Columbia, Missouri

    DiMaio, VJM
    Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Texas

    (Received 1 December 1972; accepted 28 March 1973)


    Hexachlorophene is an antibacterial agent widely used in soaps and antiseptic solutions because of its low toxicity and high bactericidal properties. It is used in agriculture as a fungicide on citrus fruits and a number of vegetables. Toxicity from either ingestion or topical application can occur, however. This paper will present four deaths related to hexachlorophene exposure, two acute and two chronic.

    Paper ID: JFS10032J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10032J

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    Title Hexachlorophene Poisoning
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30