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Ann Burns Fire Disasters. 2013 Dec 31;26(4):175-81.

Neonatal burn injuries: an agony for the newborn as well as the burn care team.

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Department of Plastic Surgery and Burn Care Centre, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad, Pakistan.

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This retrospective analysis of neonatal burn injuries was carried out at the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burn Care Centre, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad, Pakistan. A total of 11 neonates who were aged less than 29 days were managed during the 2 year study period. Out of these, 72.7% (8) were male and 27.3% (3) were female. The mean age was 11.18±9.67days. The commonest underlying cause of burn insult was accidental direct contact with room heaters in 4 (36.3%) neonates. The TBSA burnt ranged from 3%-55%, with a mean of 18.72±17.13%. All the neonates (100%) presented during winter season. Among the body areas affected, the most common was face/head and neck (10). The commonest operative procedure undertaken among the neonates included early wound excision followed by resurfacing with split thickness autografts (5). There were three in-hospital mortalities (27.2%) in our series.

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burns from warming devices; iatrogenic burns to neonates; neonatal burns

PMID:
24799846
PMCID:
PMC3978588

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