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Acute facial burning

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Tara Sood MRCP FCEM, Ashis Banerjee MS FCEM FRCS DTM&H, Turan Huseyin FCEM FRCS
Foundation Years Journal, volume 2, issue 2, p.73 (123Doc Education, London, February 2008)


A 64-year-old man attended the emergency department 2h after the sudden onset of a burning sensation on the left side of the face. Three hours later, while being discharged from the hospital emergency department, it was noticed that he had developed a hoarse voice and dysphagia for both liquids and solids. His past medical history included hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and ischaemic heart disease.

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Specialist Registrar
Department of Emergency Medicine
Chase Farm Hospital

Ashis Banerjee MS FCEM FRCS DTM&H (Corresponding author)

Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Chase Farm Hospital
The Ridgeway

Turan Huseyin FCEM FRCS

Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Barnet Hospital


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