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Ten years epidemiological study of paediatric burns in Manipal, India

Kumar, Pramod and Thomas, Paul C and Chittoria, Ravi (2000) Ten years epidemiological study of paediatric burns in Manipal, India. Burns (26). pp. 261-264.

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Abstract

Three hundred and nine children of burns injuries treated over last 10 years (1989±1998) in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal (India) were studied retrospectively and were analysed for incidence, severity, extent, causes, risk factors and overall mortality. Children of age <5 years were a�ected more than children of age >5 years (76.1 vs. 23.9%). Females were a�ected more than males (74.1 vs. 25.9%). Most of the children received burn injuries in the range of 0 to 20% BSA (63.1%). Scald (72.5%) followed by ¯ame (22.7%) and electrical burn (3.2%) were most common cause of burn injuries. Overall paediatric burn mortality was 7.4%.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Plastic Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2011 09:39
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2011 09:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/494

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