Wednesday , 23 August 2017

Health Care Management of Acid Attack Survivors: A review

Dr. Apexa B Patel1*, Dr. Advaita B Patel2, Dr. Baldev V. Patel3
1BDS, College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India.
2Assistanat Professor, Kalol Institute of Pharmacy, Kalol, India.
3Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, India.

A B S T R A C T
Acid attacks occur all over the world in recent years and it is one of the most heinous crimes against human beings, especially against women. Acid attacks not only inflict physical injuries but also affects survivor’s entire life. Acid attack survivors need utmost care in medicinal as well as in psychological treatment. Little is known about health care management of acid attack survivors. This review article summarizes history, epidemiology, reasons and effects of acid attacks. This review article provides prevention, first aid, treatment and social integration support of acid attack survivors.
Keywords: Acid attack, Acid attack survivors, Acid burn patients.

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