Deep full thickness burn to a finger from a topical wart treatment

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/581634
Title:
Deep full thickness burn to a finger from a topical wart treatment
Authors:
Tong, E; Dorairaj, J; O’Sullivan, JB; Kneafsey, B
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/581634
Abstract:
We present a case of a deep full thickness burn from topical formic acid. Our patient developed a burn over her proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) of her finger, secondary to inappropriate application of an anti-wart treatment. The burn required extensive debridement, and the resultant defect was reconstructed using a subcutaneous flap from the adjacent finger (a reverse cross finger flap). She was reviewed six months post-surgery, and overall she has a sub-optimal result. This incident was referred to the Irish Medicines Board who have since reviewed the case and ordered the manufacturer to alter their usage instructions.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
BURN INJURY; SKIN CARE; DERMATOLOGY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTong, Een
dc.contributor.authorDorairaj, Jen
dc.contributor.authorO’Sullivan, JBen
dc.contributor.authorKneafsey, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-03T16:33:50Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-03T16:33:50Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/581634en
dc.description.abstractWe present a case of a deep full thickness burn from topical formic acid. Our patient developed a burn over her proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) of her finger, secondary to inappropriate application of an anti-wart treatment. The burn required extensive debridement, and the resultant defect was reconstructed using a subcutaneous flap from the adjacent finger (a reverse cross finger flap). She was reviewed six months post-surgery, and overall she has a sub-optimal result. This incident was referred to the Irish Medicines Board who have since reviewed the case and ordered the manufacturer to alter their usage instructions.en
dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectBURN INJURYen
dc.subjectSKIN CAREen
dc.subjectDERMATOLOGYen
dc.titleDeep full thickness burn to a finger from a topical wart treatmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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