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BMJ. 2007 May 26; 334(7603): 1082.
PMCID: PMC1877948
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Honey, I glued the kid

A child's father glued his son's facial laceration with domestic “superglue” after being told previously at an accident and emergency department that his own forearm laceration was being repaired with superglue. His son's wound extended to periosteum and was inflamed, with glue present throughout, necessitating removal and irrigation under general anaesthesia.anaesthesia. Staff in emergency departments need to know that tissue adhesive is not synonymous with superglue and should not be referred to as such.

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  • Emerg Med J 2007;24:228-9, doi: 10.1136/emj.2006.03639210.1136/emj.2006.036392

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