[Hydrofluoric acid: an unrecognised toxic agent]

A Vuylsteke
Annales Françaises D'anesthèsie et de Rèanimation 1994, 13 (3): 429-32
Hydrofluoric acid has widespread uses in industry and at home. Its mechanism of toxicity is the basis of a specific treatment. Cutaneous burns are the most common form of toxicity and the consequences can be catastrophic. Its insidious presentation can delay any therapeutic action, except if the physician is aware about it. A case report underlines the beneficial action of the intra-arterial infusion of calcium gluconate.

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