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BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Mar 10;2011. pii: bcr1220103610. doi: 10.1136/bcr.12.2010.3610.

Burn to leg: full thickness lower limb burn associated with laptop power adaptor.

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK. shivali.patel@ic.ac.uk

Abstract

There has been much media attention in recent years on laptops and their accessories overheating and even causing fires. Here, the authors report a case of a laptop power adaptor causing a full thickness burn requiring surgical intervention in a young, fit man. The total contact time was less than 1 h. Initial surgical management involved debridement and allografting of the wound due to a concomitant cellulitis. A week later, once the cellulitis had resolved, an autograft was applied. The graft take was satisfactory (100%) and the patient had a good postoperative outcome.

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PMC3063304
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