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The Effect of Sulfur Mustard Exposure and Freezing on Transdermal Penetration of Tritiated Water Through Ex Vivo Pig Skin

Sulfur mustard (SM) is a well known and potent vesicating agent that has been used in many conflicts during the twentieth century. Cutaneous sulfur mustard injuries are often painfully debilitating, requiring surgical intervention (e.g., tissue debridement) and specialist burn care support. Wounds can take months to heal and place a substantial burden on the medical chain. Topical pharmaceutical formulations as medical countermeasures to cutaneous sulfur mustard injuries carry important advantages, including ease and non-invasiveness of dermal application, and effectiveness in reducing SM associated skin damage.

Publication details


Print publication date
06 Dec 2013
Copyright year
2014
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-398-4
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-463-9
From the book series:
Issues in Toxicology