American Journal of Medical Case Reports
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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(4), 93-94
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-4-1
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Spontaneous Electronic Cigarette Explosion: A Case Report

Lee M Jablow1, and Ryan J Sexton1

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Cooper University Hospital, Kelemen 152, Camden, NJ 08103

Pub. Date: February 26, 2015

Cite this paper:
Lee M Jablow and Ryan J Sexton. Spontaneous Electronic Cigarette Explosion: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(4):93-94. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-4-1


The electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) industry is rapidly growing and safety dataregarding e-cigarette use are limited. We present the case of a 30-year-old man who sustained partial thickness burns to his right leg following the spontaneous ignition of an e-cigarette battery that was being stored in his pants pocket. As the e-cigarette industry continues to rapidly grow, we must be aware of this potential danger.

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