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Frostbite from frosting
  1. E Vlachodimitropoulou,
  2. J Costello
  1. A & E Department, Royal Free London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr J Costello, A&E Department, Royal Free London, Pond St, London NW32QG, UK; jonathancostello{at}

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A child presented to the emergency department with circular burns to both hands. History revealed participation in a game testing ability to withstand discomfort associated with close proximity discharge of aerosol canister. Examination revealed two circular partial thickness burns (0.5–1% TBSA) (figure 1).

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  • Contributors EV identified the case; JC wrote the article.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Internally peer reviewed.