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ejmi. 2018; 2(4): 227-229 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2018.02886

Facial burn due to static electricity induced fire - A rare clinical entity- Case Report

Fatih Karatas1, Suleyman Sahin2, Inanc Imamoglu2, Gulsah Karatas3, Mustafa Altinbas2
1Karabuk University Education and Research Hospital, Department of Medical Oncology, Karabuk, TURKEY, 2Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, Department of Medical Oncology, Ankara, TURKEY, 3Karabuk University Education and Research Hospital, Department of Pyhsical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Karabuk, TURKEY

Regardless of the cause, concentrated Oxygen Therapy (OT) is one of the most critical first-line considerations in the management of hypoxemia of palliative care patients. Oxygen is known as a flammable gas and has previously been reported to be able to cause a fire in patients receiving OT, through a direct contact with the flame, or through the use of electirical triggers in a closed enviroment. However, the fire triggering role of the static electricity (SE) in the human body is poorly understood in patients receiving OT. Herein we presented a case of facial burn due to SE-induced fire in a patient with metastatic breast cancer receving palliative OT, with the goal of drawing attention to the possible risks of using palliative nasal OT on patientsí safety.


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Karatas F, Sahin S, Imamoglu I, Karatas G, Altinbas M. Facial burn due to static electricity induced fire - A rare clinical entity- Case Report. ejmi. 2018; 2(4): 227-229

Corresponding Author: Karatas F.

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