EPIDEMIOLOGY OF BURNS IN A MEDICAL COLLEGE IN BIHAR,INDIA.

Dr Sanjay Kumar, Dr S. K. Jha

Abstract


Burns being one of the most debilitating disease,mainly affects the lower socioeconomic group and involves the major productive age group of
population.
AIM: A retrospective study was carried out at our institution to observe the epidemiologic profile and various causes of burns so that proper
preventive and corrective measures could be instituted.
MATERIAL & METHODS: All patients admitted from January 2016 to January 2018, in nalanda medical college hospital,patna were included
in the study.The burns were analysed according to age,sex,TBSA involved,causes and mortality.
RESULTS: Most of the affected patients were from the age group 14-25 years in females and 25-34 years in male.Majority of burns were
homicidal(dowry related) and accidental (mainly small LPG cylinders) thermal burns.Study also suggested that patients with TBSA between 40-
80% needs more aggressive and dedicated care.


Keywords


burns, epidemiology, dowry burns.

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