Laxative-Induced Buttock Dermatitis

ArticleinJournal of Emergency Medicine 40(2):212-3 · December 2008with7 Reads
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.06.013 · Source: PubMed
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This manuscript highlights and critically analyses clinical and forensic signs related to chemical burns. Signs that may lead to suspicion of a particular chemical are thoroughly discussed regarding its underlying mechanisms. Burns due to sulfuric, hydrofluoric, nitric, hydrochloric (muriatic) and acetic (including derivatives) acids, hydrogen sulphide, sodium (caustic soda) and calcium (cement) hydroxides, paraquat, burns after inflation and rupture of airbags, povidone–iodine, chlorhexidine/alcohol (in preterm infants), laxatives, and vesicants (warfare agents), will be reviewed since these are the most common agents found in daily practice, for which relevant and timed information may be helpful in formulating an emergency treatment protocols and toxicological analysis.
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