The management of chemical burns

The management of chemical burns In all reports on severe burns, those due to chemical mechanisms comprise less than 3–4% of the total admitted to hospital as opposed to other more frequent mechanisms such as fire, scalding, electrical and contact with hot solids. These burns have typical features which will be described. The diagnosis, treatment, and handling of these patients raises unique features since treatment should be specific depending on the causative agent. This must be identified, failure to do this leads to incorrect treatment and/or delay in beginning treatment. The incorrect antidote can cause additional problems. This paper describes the local and systemic characteristics of a diverse range of chemical burns and the methods of treatment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals
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Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050171
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Abstract

In all reports on severe burns, those due to chemical mechanisms comprise less than 3–4% of the total admitted to hospital as opposed to other more frequent mechanisms such as fire, scalding, electrical and contact with hot solids. These burns have typical features which will be described. The diagnosis, treatment, and handling of these patients raises unique features since treatment should be specific depending on the causative agent. This must be identified, failure to do this leads to incorrect treatment and/or delay in beginning treatment. The incorrect antidote can cause additional problems. This paper describes the local and systemic characteristics of a diverse range of chemical burns and the methods of treatment.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 17, 1999

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