Coal Ash Poultice: An Unusual Cause of a Chemical Burn

@article{Morritt2009CoalAP,
  title={Coal Ash Poultice: An Unusual Cause of a Chemical Burn},
  author={Andrew N. Morritt and Sarah E. Bache and David R Ralston and Andrew J. Stephenson},
  journal={Journal of Burn Care \& Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={1046-1047}
}
Burns from seemingly innocuous substances are rare, probably underrecognized and typically present late. We describe a case of a child who sustained a full-thickness burn after an application of a coal ash poultice for ankle pain. This case report highlights a rare cause of a chemical burn that may become more common with increasing use of traditional remedies worldwide. 
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