Air bag injury and the dermatologist

Elizabeth Foley, Thomas N. Helm

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Most new car models have driver-side air bags and many also have passenger-side and side-impact air bags. Air bags are known to be dangerous to small children and may cause death, fractures, and cerebral spinal injury.1-3 However, the cutaneous manifestations of air bag injury are less well known. Additional potential air bag injuries include retinal damage and high-frequency hearing loss. The following case report illustrates significant burns from a low-impact air bag injury and reviews the pertinent literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-252
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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