Cutaneous and Mucosal Blistering Secondary to “Huffing”


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Abstract:  Hydrocarbons are a diverse group of organic compounds found in many households. Volatile substance abuse most often occurs in teenagers and younger adults. Recognition of the cutaneous side effects of hydrocarbon exposure by physicians is important because teens may not always admit to their abuse.