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J Burn Care Res. 2009 Jul-Aug;30(4):740-3. doi: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181ac0571.

Oral chemical burns caused by self-medication in a child: case report.

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Biology Institute, Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil.

Abstract

There are few published reports that discuss oral burns in children. Electrical, chemical, and thermal agents are the main causative agents of these burns. Some chemicals can cause burning in the mucosa of cheeks, lips, tongue, and palate. Because of the clinical state of acute pain associated with lack of or inadequate care to relieve the symptoms, some patients use self-medication. The purpose of this work is to report the case of oral chemical burns caused by topical self-medication for tooth pain relief, and also to discuss the clinical presentation and the treatment performed.

PMID:
19506514
DOI:
10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181ac0571
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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