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[Hydrofluoric acid burns of the hands in the home environment: correct therapeutic approach]

Giovanni Nicoletti, Tommaso Pellegatta
Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia 2014, 36 (1): 22-4
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The broad market penetration of products with components used primarily in the industrial sector requires the precise knowledge of their mechanism of action in order to perform a correct therapeutic approach. The article reports on three cases of domestic hydrofluoric acid burn that came to our Plastic Surgery Unit over the last three years. The treatment options are discussed in detail with emphasis on the importance of a constant update about such emerging diseases.

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