Chemical Skin Burns

  • Audris Chiang
  • Magnus Bruze
  • Sigfrid Fregert
  • Birgitta Gruvberger
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Chemical skin burns are common in industry but can also occur in non-work-related environments.

Chemical burns from household products may not be noticeable, but oftentimes the cause of a burn is obvious and medical treatment is not sought.

Usually chemical burn damage is minimal, but some chemical burns have risk of complications and long-term disabilities.

The severity of a burn can be diminished if treated properly and promptly.

It is important for physicians to understand corrosive chemicals as well as chemical burns in regard to their clinical manifestations, mechanism, medical treatment, and preventive measures.


Calcium gluconate gel Chemical skin burns Eczematous dermatitis Hypopigmentation Neutralizing solutions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Audris Chiang
    • 1
  • Magnus Bruze
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sigfrid Fregert
    • 2
  • Birgitta Gruvberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of California Medical SchoolSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Occupational and Environmental DermatologySkåne University Hospital Malmö, Lund UniversityMalmöSweden

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