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Nowadays, despite improvements in safety rules and inspections in the metal industry, foundry workers are not free from burn accidents. Injuries caused by molten metals include burns secondary to molten iron, aluminium, zinc, copper, brass, bronze, manganese, lead and steel. Molten aluminium is one of the most common causative agents of burns (60%);… (More)
Fungal infections are assuming a more prominent role in the sepsis of patients with burns. Torula glabrata (Candida glabrata) is a fungus increasingly found in immunosuppressed patients. This report describes a seriously burned patient who developed a torula infection in the lungs.
We report four cases of burn injuries inflicted by hot coolant after the explosion of the heating unit in four motor-vehicles of the same make and version, in similar circumstances while the patients were driving their cars. Burns of this type can cause considerable morbidity with an accompanying high risk of a traffic accident.