Acid burns from personal assault in Uganda.

  title={Acid burns from personal assault in Uganda.},
  author={Jamil Asaria and Olive Chifefe Kobusingye and B A Khingi and Robert Balikuddembe and Manuel G{\'o}mez and Massey Beveridge},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={30 1},
Acid burns from assault represent a substantial and neglected proportion of burn injuries in the developing world. A retrospective chart review was conducted to assess the frequency of acid burns in relation to total burns requiring admission in Kampala, Uganda. Seventeen percent of the adult burns admitted at New Mulago hospital over an 18-month period resulted from acid assault. Patients had a mean age of 33.1 years, with a male to female ratio of 1.1:1. The average extent of injury was 14.1… CONTINUE READING