A Retrospective Clinico-epidemiological study of burns victims at a tertiary care hospital burns unit at Mumbai, India
Mangesh Kundlik Pawar, Deepak Gadekar, Suparna P.N, Sabyasachi Basu, Ishita Katyal, Ritesh Kumar.
Burn injury continues to be a major challenge in today's developed world. Epidemiological studies are a source of information that help him plan and management of complex diseases.
this study describes data of burn victims in terms of aetiology, demography and outcomes at tertiary burns hospital. between January 2016 to October 2021 557 patients underwent treatment at this unit. The mean age was 21-40 years, the mean percentage of body surface area of burn wounds was 38.52 %. Flame burns were the commonest cause of the burn. bacteriology test revealed the commonest organisms such as Pseudomonas and Klebsiella. The mortality rate was 41 %.
Burns injury is an ongoing problem that requires special intervention methods for its prevention.
Key words: Burns, Epidemiology