Major burns resulting from scalds

The california burn registry experience

Louis B. Ostrow, Frederic S. Bongard, Susan T. Sacks, Andrew McGuire, Donald Trunkey

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Abstract

Scalds are a common cause of thermal injury in all age groups. An analysis of California Burn Regis-try data compiled during its first four years of operation showed that 618 patients had scald injuries. Of those categorized in this report, 180 (22%) had tap water scalds and 624 (177%) had scalds due to other causes (average TBSA burns of 15.1 ± 1.1% and 11.2 ± 0.5% respectively). Most of the scalds occurred in the home. Twenty-one patients (2.6%) died as a result of scald injuries, usually from tap water. Prevention efforts, especially for those at greatest risk, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-352
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Major burns resulting from scalds : The california burn registry experience. / Ostrow, Louis B.; Bongard, Frederic S.; Sacks, Susan T.; McGuire, Andrew; Trunkey, Donald.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1985, p. 350-352.

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Ostrow, LB, Bongard, FS, Sacks, ST, McGuire, A & Trunkey, D 1985, 'Major burns resulting from scalds: The california burn registry experience', Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 350-352.
Ostrow, Louis B. ; Bongard, Frederic S. ; Sacks, Susan T. ; McGuire, Andrew ; Trunkey, Donald. / Major burns resulting from scalds : The california burn registry experience. In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1985 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 350-352.
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