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Hee Jun Shin
How Can Humans be Damaged from Sulfuric Acid?
Author(s): Se Kwang Oh, Hee Jun Shin, Han You Lee and Hye Jin ChungSe Kwang Oh, Hee Jun Shin, Han You Lee and Hye Jin Chung
Purpose: This study was conducted to identify the clinical characteristics associated with sulfuric acid injury evaluated in emergency department. Method: This study was retrospective multicenter study with sulfuric acid injured patients who were visited in 3 emergency departments during 10 years in South Korea. Data were collected retrospectively from Jan 2006 to Dec 2015 on all sulfuric acid injuries presenting to the 3 emergency departments. Collected data were those of demographic, exposure site, injury mechanism, final diagnosis and hospital care. Result: A total of 46 patients were enrolled. Most of the patients were male (88.5%). The face and eye were the most commonly injured body parts (53.4%) and most commonly injured mechanism was splashing injury (69.5%) in sulfuric acid burn patients. A total of 25 (54.. Read More»