Chemical burn caused by topical vinegar application in a newborn infant

Korkmaz A., Sahiner Ü. M., Yurdakok M.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.17, no.1, pp.34-36, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.2000.01707.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-36
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Although there is increasing interest in "alternative medicine," including nontraditional and homeopathic remedies, all around the world, they are not always safe and beneficial and may have adverse effects. We report a chemical burn caused by vinegar applied topically to lower body temperature in a febrile newborn and discuss briefly chemical skin burns caused by organic acids.