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Pediatric Burns and Characteristics in Konya Region [Zeynep Kamil Med J]
Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2017; 48(3): 80-83 | DOI: 10.16948/zktipb.281504

Pediatric Burns and Characteristics in Konya Region

Metin Gündüz
Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatric Surgery, Konya

INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the etiology factors ant treatment modalities of pediatric burns.
METHODS: This retrospective study was carried out using data from Konya Education and Research Hospital Burn Unit. Patients those admitted to our hospital between September 2013 - April 2014 were evaluated.
RESULTS: Clinical data, including age and sex of the patient, depth of burn injury, TBSA (total body surface area) burned %, etiology
of burn and treatement were evaluated. The 48 study subjects included 26 (%54) male and 22 (%46) female pediatric patients
(mean age, 3.1 years 1-17). %38 percent of patients had second degree superficial, %48 of them had had second degree deep and
%2 had third degree burns. The mean percentage of TBSA was %8 (%3-55). Etiology of burn was tea %44, hot water %36, stove %8,
milk % 2, oil %2 scent bottle %2, pressure cooker explosion %2, gel candles %2, and bomb %2. 11 of 48 patients (%23) had wound
debridement under general anestesia, 4 (%8.3) patient were treated by autogrefting, parents of 6 patient refused treatment, 2 patients
used pressure dresing, and after escarotomy 1 patient was
transferred to burn center.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In %80 of patients etiology is scalding. Most of them ocur due to tea. Parents must be educated. Vocational Training of pediatric surgeons and nurses is necessary for treating minor and moderate burn.

Keywords: child, burn, scald

Metin Gündüz. Pediatric Burns and Characteristics in Konya Region. Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2017; 48(3): 80-83

Corresponding Author: Metin Gündüz, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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