Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:251–252 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-0929-5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Vulval burn due to a recreational drug: gamma hydroxybutaric acid Vipula Perera & Ravindra Jayalath & Roland Jiang Received: 8 October 2013 /Accepted: 14 January 2014 /Published online: 5 February 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, management was done in the intensive care unit to treat Burns due to chemical agents account for 3 % of all burns, withdrawal effects. The first theatre session took place on though they cause more than 30 % of burn deaths . Genital the fifth postburn day, and the debridement of all burn wounds burns are less frequently seen in comparison with other burns. was performed. Skin grafting was postponed as the depth of In the study of Michielsen et al., it was 3 %, in the report of burn was not obvious. Thigh and buttock wounds were re- excised and mesh grafting done (postburn day 7), and the graft Peck et al. 5 % and Alghanem et al. 1 % [2–4]. Isolated genital burns due to chemical agents are extremely rare. Literature on was secured with negative pressure wound therapy burn due to gamma hydroxybutaric acid (GHB) is scarce, and
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 1, 2014
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