Fatal burns in children

Palimar, Vikram and Raghavendra, Babu YP (2009) Fatal burns in children. Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, 31 (2). pp. 122-124. ISSN 0971-0973.

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The present study is a retrospective study undertaken at the mortuary of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India during the span of 14 years (1992–2005). Forty two (42) cases were pediatric fatalities due to burns. Age group commonly involved was 13–18 years. Females predominated. Majority of the cases were accidental in nature. Accelerant was used in only 3 cases. The burns were superficial in 52.4% of the victims. Injuries were due to dry heat in 73.8%. Majority of the victims had more than 60% burns. The main objective of the study is to gather epidemiological information and mechanism of causation of burns in children so as to suggest preventive measures that could probably help to prevent or reduce these deaths.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burns, children, fatalities.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2012 11:22
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2012 11:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77476

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