Pediatric burns


Ozok G.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, pp.17-19, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tpa.45.17
  • Title of Journal : TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-19

Abstract

Because of the lack of conscious of danger, children are highly exposed to burn injury. According to the 2001 statistics, fire and burn injuries constitute 10% of all fatal injuries in the 0-14 year age group; this rate becomes 1% in the 15-24 year age group, in United States of America. In children, third degree burns more than 5% of total body surface area or second degree burns more than 10% of total body surface area should be considered as major burns and must be managed in a burn center or hospital. Incidence of child abuse can be high as 20% in pediatric burn patients, therefore should be investigated. Because of the risk of hypertrophic scar or contracture, preventive measures must be taken following the epithelization. (Turk Arch Ped 2010; 45 Suppl: 17-9)