Burns

Christine M. Leeper, Isam W. Nasr, Stefan Scholz

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Abstract

Children are curious and like to explore their surroundings. A child's sensitive skin burns far more easily than adult. Burns and scalds are a major cause of serious injury in children from newborn to 14 years old. Children under four years, especially those aged between one and two years are most at risk due to their increased mobility and natural curiosity. A severe scald or burn can inflict serious injury and may mean a long stay in the hospital. It may also require painful skin grafts and years of treatment, and can result in permanent scarring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Surgery Handbook for Residents and Medical Students
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages373-377
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781536108071
ISBN (Print)9781536107937
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Burn classification
  • Burn management
  • Burn resuscitation
  • Burns
  • Children
  • Pediatric
  • Scald

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Leeper, C. M., Nasr, I. W., & Scholz, S. (2017). Burns. In Pediatric Surgery Handbook for Residents and Medical Students (pp. 373-377). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..