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Case of the month: Honey I glued the kids: tissue adhesives are not the same as “superglue”
  1. Luke Cascarini,
  2. Anand Kumar
  1. Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 MrL Cascarini
 Queen Victoria Hospital, Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3DZ, UK


A case of a father who treated his child’s facial laceration with the home supply of “superglue” having been previously misinformed that superglue is used to treat lacerations is presented. The differences between tissue adhesive and superglue are described and suggest that emergency staff should be careful to avoid using the term “superglue” when using tissue adhesives.

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