A Hidden Danger of Vomiting: Gastric Acid Burns

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Abstract

This case report describes a gastric acid burn. Gastric acid burns secondary to vomiting in an elderly patient who has fallen and experienced a so called “long lie” have not been reported. The patient was admitted under the physicians and referred to the burns team once the wounds were recognized as burns. The patient was treated nonsurgically with dressings and healed well with conservative treatment. Here, the authors highlight the importance of recognizing and treating burns of this nature in our ageing population.

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