Chemical Burns Associated With Chlorhexidine-Alcohol Solution: An Avoidable Complication?

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University of Leicester and Leicester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom. (Sivathasan) Lancaster Royal Infirmary, Lancashire, United Kingdom. (Ramamurthy) The London Chest Hospital, United Kingdom. (Pabla).

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Name: Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association
ISSN: 1559-0488


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