Burn center treatment of patients with severe anhydrous ammonia injury: Case reports and literature review

Christopher E. White, Myung S. Park, Evan M. Renz, Seung H. Kim, Amber E. Ritenour, Steven Wolf, Leopoldo C. Cancio

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Abstract

Anhydrous ammonia, a widespread industrial chemical, can cause severe inhalation and ophthalmic injuries, as well as cutaneous burns. We present five patients with ammonia injury treated at our burn center after an explosion in a warehouse. The challenges inherent in managing the pulmonary complications of this injury are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)922-928
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Research
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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