Ten years epidemiological study of paediatric burns in Manipal, India

Pramod Kumar, Paul Thomas Chirayil, Ravi Chittoria

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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 affected more than children of age >5 years (76.1 vs. 23.9%). Females were affected 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 flame (22.7%) and electrical burn (3.2%) were most common cause of burn injuries. Overall paediatric burn mortality was 7.4%. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd and ISBI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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