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4946761 
Journal Article 
Full-Thickness Chemical Burn From Trifluoroacetic Acid: A Case Report and Review of the Literature 
Rochlin, DH; Rajasingh, CM; Karanas, YL; Davis, DJ 
2018 
Yes 
Annals of Plastic Surgery
ISSN: 0148-7043
EISSN: 1536-3708 
LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS 
PHILADELPHIA 
81 
528-530 
English 
Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) burns are an ill-defined entity due to a lack of reported sizable burns from this chemical. In this case report of the largest reported burn from TFA, we demonstrate that TFA causes extensive, progressive full-thickness tissue injury that may initially appear superficial. Trifluoroacetic acid does not seem to involve the systemic toxicities that result from hydrofluoric acid burns, and there is no role for calcium gluconate in acute management based on this case. Operative intervention should be staged because wound beds may initially seem healthy yet demonstrate continued necrosis. 
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