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Title:Accidental scalds and burns in infancy and childhood
Author:Laditan, A.A.O.
Periodical:Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:child health
External link:http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/33/4/199
Abstract:The cases of forty-eight children who sustained accidental burns and scalds over a 5-year period (January 1972 - December 1976) at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, are discussed. The medical records provide information on: age and sex, type of burns, the nature and mode of accidental burns, degree and extent of burns, management, complications, and outcome, duration of hospital stay and cost. Ninety-two percent of the accidents occurred in the home and most of the children were under the age of 5. The injuries were severe in 77 percent of cases, and were complicated by sepsis as well as anaemia. Unfortunately, the appropriate antibiotics were often unavailable. The mortality in the series was 6 percent. Ref., sum.