Shower Steamer Burns in a Toddler: Case Report and Brief Review of Steam Burns in Children

@article{Brywczynski2008ShowerSB,
  title={Shower Steamer Burns in a Toddler: Case Report and Brief Review of Steam Burns in Children},
  author={Jeremy J. Brywczynski and Donald H. Arnold},
  journal={Pediatric Emergency Care},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={782-784}
}
  • Jeremy J. Brywczynski, Donald H. Arnold
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Care
  • Commercial "shower-steamers" are relatively new devices used to produce a sauna-like effect in standard showers. These devices produce superheated steam to temperatures greater than 100°C. The steam-head is installed 12 in. above the shower floor or 8 in. above the tub edge, making accidental burn injury to children a real possibility, as in our case report. To our knowledge, there are no previously documented cases in the literature or on the Consumer Products Safety Commission Web site of… CONTINUE READING

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