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Skin ulceration due to cement.
  1. S M Robinson,
  2. S S Tachakra
  1. Central Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust, London.


    Despite legislation that requires manufacturers to inform the public about the dangers of contact with cement, severe ulceration from cement contact still occurs. We present a retrospective study of seven patients presenting to this department over a 2-year period. All were male and employed in the building trade, their injuries being sustained whilst at work. The injuries were to the lower limb, often multiple and required a median of seven visits before healing was complete. One required hospital admission and skin grafting.

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