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

  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},
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… Expand
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