Childhood burns in Zaria, Nigeria.

  title={Childhood burns in Zaria, Nigeria.},
  author={O A Mabogunje and M S Khwaja and J H Lawrie},
  journal={Burns, including thermal injury},
  volume={13 4},
From 1971 to 1980, 429 children with burn injuries were admitted to the Ahmadu Bello University Hospital, Zaria. These were major burns in 275 patients, moderate in 82 and minor in 72. Fourteen of the patients were neonates, 102 infants, 228 were 5 years old or younger and 85 were older. Socioeconomic factors contributing to the injuries included the use of firewood for cooking at ground-level and for warming the house and body during the cold season; loose indigenous garments; thatch-roofed… Expand
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Clothing burns in Zaria.
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Burn injury in infants and young children.
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A Complication of a Traditional Puerperal Practice in Nigeria
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