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Regional intravenous calcium--an effective method of treating hydrofluoric acid burns to limb peripheries.
  1. J M Ryan,
  2. G M McCarthy,
  3. P K Plunkett
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.


    An effective method of providing pain relief in hydrofluoric acid burns is reported, using a Bier's block type technique and regional intravenous calcium gluconate. This method allows satisfactory analgesia and prevents further tissue destruction, without the risk and added discomfort of increased tissue tensions associated with local infiltration of calcium.

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