An unusual burn caused by hot argy wormwood leaf water

  • Xun Liang Department of Burns, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, China.
  • Xu-Lin Chen | okcxl@126.com Department of Burns, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, China.
  • Fei Wang Department of Burns, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, China.
  • Feng Guo Department of Burns, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, China.

Abstract

An unusual burn case caused by hot wormwood leaf water was discussed. A 29-year-old woman sustained a 7% second-degree burn on both buttocks and left thigh. This case report highlights a rare cause of a chemical burn that may become more common with increasing use of this Chinese traditional medicine. The prevention measures of this burn injury were also presented.

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Xu-Lin Chen, Department of Burns, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University
Department of Burns
Fei Wang, Department of Burns, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University
Published
2011-10-14
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Keywords:
wormwood leaf burns.
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Liang, X., Chen, X.-L., Wang, F., & Guo, F. (2011). An unusual burn caused by hot argy wormwood leaf water. Clinics and Practice, 1(3), e71. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e71