Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid.

Fenwick, Rob and Price, Rebecca (2019) Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid. Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 27 (4). pp. 17-19. ISSN 2047-8984.

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Abstract

This article describes the case of a 33-year-old man with cerebral palsy who sustained a full-thickness burn to his thorax as a result of lying in gastric acid that had leaked from a damaged percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tube. The patient required referral to a tertiary burns centre for specialist management. The article highlights the potential harm caused by gastric acid and why some patients may be particularly vulnerable to such injuries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD10 Diet and nutrition
WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD400 Emergency medicine
WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
WR Skin. Dermatology
Divisions: Emergency Services > Emergency Department
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Depositing User: Beth Connors
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 15:32
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 15:32
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2878

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