Chapter 21. Sulphur Mustard Injuries of the Skin: Pathophysiology and Clinical Management of Chemical Burns

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath2,3,4,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath5 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD6
  1. Paul Rice

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch21

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rice, P. (2007) Sulphur Mustard Injuries of the Skin: Pathophysiology and Clinical Management of Chemical Burns, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 3

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 4

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 5

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 6

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

  1. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032

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Keywords:

  • skin sulphur mustard injuries;
  • kinetics of haematopoiesis;
  • sulphur mustard and cutaneous enzyme system effects;
  • oxygen consumption and glycolysis;
  • vesicant-injured skin histopathology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The History of the Use of Sulphur Mustard in War

  • Chemical and Physical Properties of Sulphur Mustard

  • The Interaction of Sulphur Mustard with Important Biological Macromolecules

  • The Histopathology of Vesicant-Injured Skin

  • Clinical Management

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References