A Hidden Danger of Vomiting: Gastric Acid Burns

Mahmoud K. Nassar, Christopher M. West, Alastair G. Lowrie

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    This case report describes a gastric acid burn. Gastric acid burns secondary to vomiting in an elderly patient who has fallen and experienced a so called "long lie" have not been reported. The patient was admitted under the physicians and referred to the burns team once the wounds were recognized as burns. The patient was treated nonsurgically with dressings and healed well with conservative treatment. Here, the authors highlight the importance of recognizing and treating burns of this nature in our ageing population.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)634-635
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Burn Care and Research
    Issue number4
    Early online date21 Jun 2017
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2018


    • Journal article

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Rehabilitation
    • Surgery
    • Emergency Medicine


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