Sodium azide burn: A case report

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Abstract

Chemical burn injuries commonly occur at the workplace and can be caused by a variety of agents. Sodium azide is a volatile compound used in the industrial setting and it is also a constituent of car airbags. The known toxic effects of sodium azide include hypotension, bradycardia, and headaches. At the cellular level, it inhibits of ATP production by blocking the respiratory oxidation cascade. In the burn literature only one previous report documents a sodium azide hand burn caused by airbag malfunction. We report a case of massive exposure and resultant systemic toxicity from a sodium azide canister explosion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-248
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2001

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Sodium Azide
Air Bags
Chemical Burns
Explosions
Poisons
Bradycardia
Workplace
Hypotension
Headache
Hand
Adenosine Triphosphate
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Sodium azide burn : A case report. / Pham, T.; Palmieri, T. L.; Greenhalgh, David G.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 22, No. 3, 05.2001, p. 246-248.

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