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PEDIATRIC BURN IN AL-SADDER TEACHING HOSPITAL, MISSAN, IRAQ.

Hadi Showaish Al-Khafaji --- Mohammed Hasan Jaafar

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2012 Volume: 18 Issue: 2 Pages: 62-67
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Hadi Showaish Al-Khafaji* & Mohammed Hasan Jaafar#*General Surgeon in Al-Sadder Teaching Hospital in Missan. #General Surgeon in Al-Sadder Teaching Hospital, Missan, IRAQ.Abstract Burn is one of leading causes of trauma and hospitalization, with mortality, morbidity and in many occasions permanent handicaps. It comes second to car accidents in both developing and developed countries. Burns are serious health problem and are the most frequent injury among pediatric patients. Fortunately, the majority of these burns can be treated by most practitioners, and most of them can be prevented by education programs. Burn victims who were admitted to Burn unit in Al-Sadder Teaching hospital during the years 2009 and 2010 are the target of this study. Data were collected from the patients' clinical and police records along with clinical follow up. The concentration was on the causes and the mechanism of the pediatric patients burns in relation to their age and sex, disregarding the extent or depth of their burns. From 522 patients 280 were children (up to 14 years) forming 53.636% of total admissions. Children within the age of 4 years were 61.428% of the total pediatric admissions, followed by 24.285% for age group 5-6 years. There was very slight difference in sex incidence. Regarding the causes; scalding burn was 69.642% of pediatric victims, the majority are within 4 years of age 53.928%, whereas the flame burns were 28.571% of pediatric admissions, mainly in 5-7 years age group where they were 13.571%.Burn is one of leading causes of trauma and hospitalization, with mortality, morbidity and in many occasions permanent handicaps. It comes second to car accidents in both developing and developed countries. Burns are serious health problem and are the most frequent injury among pediatric patients. Fortunately, the majority of these burns can be treated by most practitioners, and most of them can be prevented by education programs. Burn victims who were admitted to Burn unit in Al-Sadder Teaching hospital during the years 2009 and 2010 are the target of this study. Data were collected from the patients' clinical and police records along with clinical follow up. The concentration was on the causes and the mechanism of the pediatric patients burns in relation to their age and sex, disregarding the extent or depth of their burns. From 522 patients 280 were children (up to 14 years) forming 53.636% of total admissions. Children within the age of 4 years were 61.428% of the total pediatric admissions, followed by 24.285% for age group 5-6 years. There was very slight difference in sex incidence. Regarding the causes; scalding burn was 69.642% of pediatric victims, the majority are within 4 years of age 53.928%, whereas the flame burns were 28.571% of pediatric admissions, mainly in 5-7 years age group where they were 13.571%.

Keywords

PEDIATRIC BURN --- AL-SADDER TEACHING HOSPITAL --- MISSAN