An unusual circumstance of internal chemical burn injury - A case report

B. Suresh Kumar Shetty, Mahabalesh Shetty, K. Raj Kumar, Shrinidhi, Harshavardhan Ullal

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Chemical burn injuries including nitric acid injuries are rarely seen in routine clinical practice. In this article, we describe a case of chemical burns due to ingestion of nitric acid in which the history was not of an accidental but of a suicidal nature. Spillage of nitric acid (vitriolage) is frequently reported especially in the third-world countries, but an ingestion injury like this is uncommon and rarely reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-453
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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