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Hwa Suk Chae 1 Article
Oral chemical burns caused by topical application of policresulen: a case report
Hwa Suk Chae, Sohee Kang
J Yeungnam Med Sci. 2023;40(3):293-296.   Published online October 20, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/jyms.2022.00472
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Oral mucosal burns can occur after contact with various chemical agents, and commonly manifest as areas of mucosal sloughing and ulceration. Policresulen (Albothyl, Celltrion Pharm Inc.) is an over-the-counter topical antiseptic that is frequently used to treat stomatitis. Policresulen solution is highly acidic, with an approximate pH of 0.6; it can thus cause mucosal injury when improperly applied in the oral cavity. Here, we present a rare case of an oral mucosal burn resulting from incorrect self-administration of policresulen and emphasize the importance of increasing understanding of this adverse drug event among consumers and health professionals.

JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science