A 23-year-old man presented to our burn center after sustaining a 62.5% total body surface area burn during a fire performance, in which he applied alcohol-based hand sanitiser to his body and ignited it. The patient underwent 6 operations at this facility and was discharged after 41 days. Fire-performance art is a growing pastime and profession. This case demonstrates the hazards of using hand sanitiser during such activities.
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