corrosive injury

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An injury of muco-cutaneous surfaces—e.g., eyes, oesophagus, skin—with tissue destruction due to direct contact with a strong acid—coagulation necrosis—or with a strong base—liquefactive necrosis
Epidemiology ±26,000/year, US

corrosive injury

Caustic injury, corrosion of tissue Public health An injury of mucocutaneous surfaces–eg, eyes, esophagus, skin, with tissue destruction due to direct contact with a strong acid–coagulation necrosis, or with a strong base–liquefactive necrosis Epidemiology ±26,000/yr–US, 1988
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