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Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 2008;35(6):748-750.
Published online November 1, 2008.
A Case Report of the Chemical Burns Due to Sodium Hypochlorite(NaOCl).
Ki Yup Kim, Jun Park, Won Yong Yang, Young Cheun You, Sang Yoon Kang
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. psyang@khmc.or.kr
2Starline Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
3Art Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
Chemical burn accounts for a small proportion of burns in burn patient population. However, chemical injuries own importance to their deep tissue destruction which continues long after the initial exposure. YUHANROX(R) is a domestic bleach which has been widely used in Korea. Chemical burn by the domestic bleach is an unusual case. METHODS: A 70 yrs old female soiled with stool, her husband wiped the mess with YUHANROX(R). Skin edema, erythematous lesion was developed the second day, and she was admitted to our hospital via emergency department.
RESULTS
Complete epithelization was done after 3 times STSG but, severe scar was formed.
CONCLUSION
We report this case to warn about the dangers of domestic bleaches chemical substances and to emphasize that they should be used with caution. Public relation of the primary care of the chemical burn injury is needed.
Keywords: Chemical burn; Sodium Hypochlorite; YUHANROX(R)
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