DEATHS IN BURN PATIENTS OF NAGPUR, INDIA: A 3 YEARS AUTOPSY STUDY
Santosh Baburao Bhoi MD and Nilesh Keshav Tumram MD
Burns and death due to burns continue to be an important public health
and social problem in India. This study aims to analyse the
epidemiology of burns in central India. Data were obtained from all
patients admitted to Department of Burns unit of Mayo Hospital during
2006–2009. A retrospective review was performed, including cause of
burn, place of burn occurrence, anatomical areas involved, the extent
of burn, date of injury, complications, length of hospital stay. A total of
100 hospitalised patients were examined. The majority of cases (46%) were 21–30 years old.
The ratio of male to female was 1:3.5. Flame was the most common cause of burns in (98%),
followed by electricity (2%). Total body surface area of burns (TBSAB) ranging from 34%
to 98% accounted for 63.19% in total. Most of the burn victims are married females of the
younger age group. In the present study, microscopic examination of the liver was carried out
in all cases which showed hypoxic damage to liver due to disturbance of normal hepatic
blood flow appears important.
Keywords: Burns; TBSAB; Epidemiology; Survival; Autopsy.
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