TITLE

Burn injuries among children aged up to seven years

AUTHOR(S)
Balseven-Odabaşı, Aysun; Tümer, Ali Rıza; Keten, Alper; Yorgancı, Kaya
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Turkish Journal of Pediatrics;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p328
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We investigated characteristics of burns in children aged up to seven years and hospitalized at our Burn Unit between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2007 in order to detect risk factors and prepare a program for prevention of burn injuries in children. There were 119 boys and 81 girls (ratio 1:0.67) and the mean total body surface area burned was 16.6±12.5%. Sixty-nine percent (n =138) of the burn-injured children were under three years old. Scalds accounted for more than 60% of the pediatric burns occurring in all age groups. The anterior trunk was the most frequently affected body part (51.5%). The overall mortality rate was 4% (8 deaths). The children included in this study were younger than seven years and they were supposed to be under the care of their parents. Parental neglect might have played a role in burn injuries in these children. In developing countries like Turkey, parents should be offered education about prevention of burn injuries in childhood.
ACCESSION #
47074571

 

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