Pediatric burns in Western Saudi Arabia.

  title={Pediatric burns in Western Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Abdulatif A Gari and Yahya A Al-Ghamdi and Hamed S Qutbudden and Munzir M Alandonisi and Faisal A Mandili and Alaa A. Sultan},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  volume={33 10},
OBJECTIVE To conduct a cross-sectional analysis of the demographical, etiological, clinical pattern, and the outcome of pediatric burn injuries. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 459 pediatric burn patients admitted to Al-Noor Specialist Hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia from January 2008 to December 2010 were evaluated using a structured questionnaire. RESULTS The mean age was 5.97, and the male to female ratio was 1.5:1. The most common cause was scalding (81.7%). Approximately 92.8% of… CONTINUE READING