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Flashcards in 3 - Topical Agents for Haemostasis and Hyperhidrosis Deck (16):
1

Aluminium chloride, Ferric subsulfate (Monsel's solution) and silver nitrate are haemostatic agents

True

2

Aluminium chloride is also used in hyperhidrosis

True

3

Aluminium chloride reversibly inhibits eccrine gland secretion by obstructing the eccrine pores and inducing transient secretory cell atrophy

True

4

Aluminium chloride creates a low grade generation of thrombin which is followed by activation of the platelet-dependent clotting factor XI to XIa

True

5

Aluminium chloride does not cause scarring when used as a haemostatic agent

True (does not cause scarring, unlike electrocautery)

6

Monsel's solution (ferric subsulfate) leaves an iron residue that can persist in the dermis and is less preferred than aluminium chloride as a haemostatic agent

True

7

Aluminium chloride may cause an irritant contact dermatitis

True

8

Aluminium chloride may cause burning

True

9

Aluminium chloride may cause a prickling sensation

True

10

Aluminium chloride should be used with caution near the eye

True

11

Aluminium chloride is flammable if not allowed to dry completely before electrocautery

True

12

Aluminium chloride used for hyperhidrosis should be applied to dry skin

True

13

Monsel's solution (ferric subsulfate) acts as a precipitating agent

True (the coagulated protein mechanically seals the small blood vessels)

14

The application of Monsel's solution (ferric subsulfate) may result in hyperpigmentation and iatrogenic tattooing

True

15

Monsel's solution (ferric subsulfate) is no longer used in dermatology

True (other haemostatic methods are preferred)

16

Silver nitrate has antimicrobial properties

True