Burns in men secondary to spouse abuse.

  title={Burns in men secondary to spouse abuse.},
  author={Chenicheri Balakrishnan and L L Imel and J. S. V. R. Krishna Prasad},
  journal={The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation},
  volume={15 5},
A retrospective study of adult patients admitted to the burn center identified 61 male patients who claimed their injury to be secondary to spouse abuse. This may not be a true prevalence, because there may be many more unidentified cases. Few data are available concerning male spouse abuse in literature. Increased awareness is necessary to identify these patients for adequate psychosocial rehabilitation and to prevent a second injury.