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Burn assault with paint thinner ignition: an unexpected burn injury caused by street children addicted to paint thinner.

Authors
  • Kulahci, Yalcin
  • Sever, Celalettin
  • Noyan, Nurettin
  • Uygur, Fatih
  • Ates, Alpay
  • Evinc, Rahmi
  • Oksuz, Sinan
  • Sahin, Cihan
  • Yuksel, Fuat
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
32
Issue
3
Pages
399–404
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e318217f87a
PMID: 21422944
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The frequency of assault by burning among all burn patients varies from country to country. Assault by burning, although uncommon, is a serious form of trauma and a significant source of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify the epidemiologic features, current etiological factors, and the mortality of nine patients admitted to our burn unit between January 1999 and January 2009 after unexpected burn assault by paint thinner ignition caused by street children addicted to paint thinner. The circumstances of this injury and preventive measures are discussed.

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