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Traumatic chemical oral ulceration: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20379246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 34-year-old man experienced extensive oral ulceration as a consequence of attempted ingestion of sulphuric acid as part of an act of deliberate self harm. All oral lesions healed within 28 days after local and systemic therapy. Oral ulceration has many potential causes ranging from physical trauma to malignancy. Chemicals are a less common cause of traumatic ulceration. Most chemical burns are characterised by mild to moderate tissue damage that heals spontaneously within seven to 15 days without scarring.
C Gilvetti; S R Porter; S Fedele
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  208     ISSN:  1476-5373     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-09     Completed Date:  2010-07-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-300     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Medicine, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LD.
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MeSH Terms
Burns, Chemical / etiology*
Caustics / adverse effects
Mouth Mucosa / injuries*
Oral Ulcer / chemically induced*
Self Mutilation / psychology
Suicide, Attempted / psychology
Sulfuric Acids / adverse effects
Thoracic Injuries / etiology
Wounds, Stab / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Caustics; 0/Sulfuric Acids; 7664-93-9/sulfuric acid
Comment In:
Br Dent J. 2010 Jul 10;209(1):4   [PMID:  20616817 ]

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