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September 1971

Electrical Burns of the Mouth in Children

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla

From the departments of dermatology (Drs. Ackerman and Goldfaden) and pathology (Dr. Ackerman), University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(3):308-311. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000210082016

Electrical burns of the mouth in toddlers often result from sucking on the free end of a "live" multiple-outlet extension plug. Recognition of the characteristic oral sign is requisite for proper management.