Paediatric burns in Iceland. Hospital admissions 1982-1995, a populations based study.

@article{Elsdttir1999PaediatricBI,
  title={Paediatric burns in Iceland. Hospital admissions 1982-1995, a populations based study.},
  author={R El{\'i}sd{\'o}ttir and P{\'e}tur L{\'u}dv{\'i}gsson and Olafur Einarsson and Sigurdur Thorgr{\'i}msson and {\'A}sgeir Haraldsson},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={149-51}
}
Epidemiological data of 290 children admitted to the Paediatric Department, University Hospital of Iceland, over a 14 year period, 1982-1995, are presented. The sex ratio boys/girls was 1.6. 72.8% were children four years and younger. Hot fluids was the most common cause of burn injuries, mostly caused by geothermal hot water. Only one child suffered from electricity burn injuries and none from corrosives. Most of the accidents occurred at home (81.4%). A decreasing number of children suffering… CONTINUE READING

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