Long-term functional sequelae after paediatric burns.

  title={Long-term functional sequelae after paediatric burns.},
  author={Rainer Zeitlin and J. J{\"a}rnberg and E J Somppi and B{\"o}rje Sundell},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={24 1},
Ninety-one patients with at least 5 per cent (median 10 per cent, maximum 50 per cent) total body surface area (TBSA) burns were clinically re-examined on average 17.3 yr after primary injury. The patients had sustained mostly superficial dermal scalds. The most common long-term functional sequelae were impaired tanning (n = 67; 77.7 per cent), diminished tactile sensibility (n = 50; 56.2 per cent) and increased reddening (n = 14; 15.6 per cent) either in the sun or the Finnish sauna. Five… CONTINUE READING
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