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Title: Localised bullous eruptions and epidermal detachment from the extravasation of hydroxyethyl starch (Voluven).
Authors: London, James
Tay, Stan
Brown, Brigid
Tancharoen, Chasari
Citation: BMJ case reports 2014-12-22; 2014
Abstract: Extravasation occurs frequently with intravenous infusions. In this case report we describe the occurrence of epidermal detachment and multiple cutaneous bullous eruptions in a patient's forearm following the extravasation of hydroxyethyl starch (Voluven, Fresenius Kabi)-a colloid solution derived from corn starch, which is used to replace lost blood volume. The patient's affected body surface area was managed under the direction of our plastic surgical team. Despite a prolonged admission in hospital from other perioperative complications, he made a full recovery and was successfully discharged home. The probable pathogenesis relevant to extravasation of Voluven is discussed; as well as its management principles.
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Journal title: BMJ case reports
Publication Date: 2014-12-22
Type: Case Reports
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DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207314
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