Topical Treatment of Experimental Hydrofluoric Acid Skin Burns by 2.5% Calcium Gluconate

@article{Roblin2006TopicalTO,
  title={Topical Treatment of Experimental Hydrofluoric Acid Skin Burns by 2.5\% Calcium Gluconate},
  author={Isabelle Roblin and M Urban and Domitille Flicoteau and C Martin and Dominique Pradeau},
  journal={Journal of Burn Care \& Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={889-894}
}
Topical therapy with 2.5% calcium gluconate gel is considered as the “first-aid” treatment of accidental hydrofluoric acid skin burns. The efficacy of three different gel formulations varying in the amount and/or nature of their gelling and moisturizing agents was experimentally evaluated. Thirty male Wistar-Han rats (250 g) were exposed to 60 &mgr;l of 40% hydrofluoric acid for 2 minutes on two spots (4 cm2) of skin under pentobarbital anesthesia. One lesion was massaged with 1 g of gel (10… 

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