Successful treatments of lung injury and skin burn due to hydrofluoric acid exposure

@article{Kono2000SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatments of lung injury and skin burn due to hydrofluoric acid exposure},
  author={K. Kono and T Watanabe and Tomotaro Dote and Kan Usuda and Hiroyuki Nishiura and Teruaki Tagawa and Mika Tominaga and Yoshiki Higuchi and M Onnda},
  journal={International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  year={2000},
  volume={73},
  pages={S93-S97}
}
  • K. Kono, T. Watanabe, +6 authors M. Onnda
  • Published 18 July 2000
  • Medicine
  • International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Abstract Recent growth in the electronics and chemical industries has brought about a progressive increase in the use of hydrofluoric acid (HF), along with the concomitant risk of acute poisoning among HF workers. We report severe cases of inhalation exposure and skin injury which were successfully treated by administering a 5% calcium gluconate solution with a nebulizer and applying 2.5% calcium gluconate jelly, respectively. Case 1: A 52-year old worker used HF for surface treatment after… Expand
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