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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Press Release/Announcement

Warning! Severe burns and permanent scarring after glacial acetic acid (≥99.5%) mistakenly applied topically.

National Alert Network for Serious Medication Errors. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Institute for Safe Medication Practices; January 23, 2013.

Describing several incidents of a corrosive chemical mistakenly applied to skin that led to severe burns and scarring, this alert recommends steps to prevent such errors.