An unusual nasal burn

An unusual nasal burn Eur J Plast Surg (2009) 32:171 DOI 10.1007/s00238-009-0330-y LETTER TO THE EDITOR Zeeshan Ahmad & Mansoor S. Khan Received: 9 November 2008 /Accepted: 12 January 2009 /Published online: 5 March 2009 Springer-Verlag 2009 Sir, A clinical photograph of a 47-year-old lady who tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of a commonly prescribed sedative or hypnotic drug. This lady took a zopiclone overdose and spent a total of 14 h asleep on the floor. She vomited her gastric contents, and her stomach acids caused a superficial partial thickness chemical burn affecting her nose. She was treated conservatively with dressings. Z. Ahmad (*) M. S. Khan Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burns, Salisbury General Hospital, Odstock Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 8BJ, UK e-mail: European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals
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