A systematic review of the features that indicate intentional scalds in children.

  title={A systematic review of the features that indicate intentional scalds in children.},
  author={S Maguire and S Moynihan and M Mann and T Potokar and Alison Mary Kemp},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={34 8},
BACKGROUND Most intentional burns are scalds, and distinguishing these from unintentional causes is challenging. AIM To conduct a systematic review to identify distinguishing features of intentional and unintentional scalds. METHODS We performed an all language literature search of 12 databases 1950-2006. Studies were reviewed by two paediatric/burns specialists, using standardised methodology. Included: Primary studies of validated intentional or accidental scalds in children 0-18 years… CONTINUE READING
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