A Prospective study on the epidemiology of burns in patients admitted to the Harare burn units.

@article{Mzezewa1999APS,
  title={A Prospective study on the epidemiology of burns in patients admitted to the Harare burn units.},
  author={S Mzezewa and Kjell Jonsson and Maria A. I. {\AA}berg and Lars O Salemark},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={499-504}
}
The purpose of this study was to record the causes and the magnitudes of burn injuries prospectively and to evaluate the outcome of treatment of patients admitted to the burn units in Harare. The median age of the 451 patients included was 6 years (range: 1 month to 71 years), 54% were female and 46% male. The burn injuries were caused by flame in 51% of the cases and hot liquids in 47%. The overall median total body surface area burnt was 13% (range: 0.5 to 99%). Parasuicidal burns (attempted… CONTINUE READING

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