Percutaneous alcohol intoxication

Abstract

Severe acute alcohol intoxication (blood alcohol concentration 0.8‰) after percutaneous absorption through damaged skin was demonstrated in a two year old girl; bandages soaked with ethanol had been applied to the left arm and the coxofemoral area as preoperative preparation for plastic surgery.

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Püschel, K. Percutaneous alcohol intoxication. Eur J Pediatr 136, 317–318 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00443001

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Key words

  • Ethanol
  • Percutaneous absorption