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J Burn Care Res. 2014 Sep-Oct;35(5):e343-5. doi: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e3182a366de.

Flaming alcoholic drinks: flirting with danger.

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From the *University Hospital North Durham, United Kingdom; and †Burns Unit, St. Andrew's Hospital, Broomsfield, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Alcohol-related burn injuries carry significant mortality and morbidity rates. Flaming alcoholic beverages served in trendy bars and clubs are becoming increasingly popular. The dangers associated with an ignited alcoholic drink are often underestimated by party goers whose risk assessment ability is already impaired by heavy alcohol consumption. The authors present two cases demonstrating the varied severity of burn injuries associated with flaming alcoholic drinks, and their clinical management. Consumption of flaming alcoholic drinks poses potential risks for burn injuries. Further support is required to enable national and local agencies to implement effective interventions in drinking environments.

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24043236
DOI:
10.1097/BCR.0b013e3182a366de
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