• Full-thickness pediatric burn following reaction between cyanoacrylate nail adhesive and cotton shirt

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Cutaneous Online

    Eric Clayman, Alicia Billington, Carl Wayne Cruse
    Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2020 13(1):35-37
    Cyanoacrylate is an acrylic resin that is used as an adhesive in acrylic nail glues and various other strong, rapidly acting adhesives, such as “Dermabond” and “Super Glue.” This adhesive is very effective in a variety of settings; however, when cyanoacrylate comes into contact with cotton fibers, an exothermic reaction occurs that is severe enough to cause a full-thickness burn to the underlying skin. Full-thickness burns requiring excision and skin grafting can be psychologically...
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