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[A new treatment method of hydrofluoric acid burns of the extremities]

R Achinger, H E Köhnlein, K Jacobitz
Chirurgisches Forum Für Experimentelle und Klinische Forschung 1979, : 229-31
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A new method to arrest the unremitting progression of hydrofluoric acid burns, which occurs in the absence of appropriate therapy, is described. The treatment consists of repeated perfusions of calcium gluconate into one of the arteries supplying the affected areas. To date 11 patients have been treated in the described manner, and the therapy brought about recovery in all cases, with little loss of tissue or function.

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