J Hand Surg [Am]. 2004 Jan;29(1):159; author reply 159.
Full-thickness skin necrosis of the fingertip after application of superglue.
Wang AA, Martin CH.
Department of Orthopedics, University of Utah, and Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA.
We present the case of a 39-year-old woman who applied superglue to her fingertip as a treatment for dry skin. She developed full-thickness necrosis of her thumb pad complicated by a secondary superinfection. This necrosis occurred from the degradation of the cyanoacrylate in the superglue compound to formaldehyde, causing local histotoxicity. This injury necessitated a local flap for coverage, which healed uneventfully and without lasting sequelae.
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