oa South African Medical Journal - Burn coma due to dressing impregnated with hexylene glycol
|Article Title||Burn coma due to dressing impregnated with hexylene glycol|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town and Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Rondebosch, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Sep 1968|
|Pages||975 - 976|
|Keyword(s)||Burn coma, Case report, Hexylene glycol and Impregnated dressing|
A retrospective clinical survey combined with experimental animal studies indicates that an outbreak of unexplained coma which occurred at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Burn Unit between 1962 and 1965 was probably due to hexylene glycol, the main constituent of a proprietary burn dressing.
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