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Hydrofluoric acid inhalation injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18695605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hydrofluoric acid has a unique mechanism for causing devastating injuries when it contacts human tissue. Although a great deal of literature exists for cutaneous exposures, inhalational exposures have not been as well studied. Although most cases of severe inhalational exposures to hydrofluoric acid are rapidly lethal, here we present a case of a patient who presented with a severe inhalation injury who survived. This case highlights the extreme complexity of managing this kind of injury and the need for more experimental research to develop better treatment options.
Lambros Tsonis; Christina Hantsch-Bardsley; Richard L Gamelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1559-047X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-30     Completed Date:  2009-01-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101262774     Medline TA:  J Burn Care Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  852-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Heparin / therapeutic use
Hydrofluoric Acid / toxicity*
Inhalation Exposure / adverse effects*
Lung Injury / chemically induced*,  complications,  therapy*
Pulmonary Embolism / drug therapy,  etiology
Respiration, Artificial
Respiratory Function Tests
Warfarin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anticoagulants; 7664-39-3/Hydrofluoric Acid; 81-81-2/Warfarin; 9005-49-6/Heparin

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