Sulfuric Acid Burns
Chemical burns (e.g., sulfuric acid) are more deleterious than thermal burns as the effect continues till the cauterizing agent is neutralized.
Sulfuric acid is a highly corrosive agent and results in the generation of an extreme heat of reaction upon contact with water.
Route of exposure is important in first aid.
Time is a critical factor, and prompt decontamination, clothing removal, and rinsing are key to mitigate complications.
Management of sulfuric acid burns needs further research in the areas outlined.
KeywordsWash-in effect Diphoterine
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