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Car radiator burns: a report on 72 cases.

Authors
  • al-Baker, A A1
  • Attalla, M F
  • el-Ekiabi, S A
  • al Ghoul, A
  • 1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar. , (Qatar)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Burns
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1989
Volume
15
Issue
4
Pages
265–267
Identifiers
PMID: 2765150
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Seventy-two cases of car radiator burns (CRB) were treated in the Burns Unit, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar, over a 6-year period (1982-87). All the patients were males and most were between 20 and 40 years old. Chest wall, face and right upper limb were the commonest sites involved. Most of the patients suffered from relatively minor scalds. The scenario of the accidents as well as the topography of the burned areas were characteristic to this particular type of injury. The exceptionally high temperatures in the summer months were significantly related to the incidence of this type of burn.

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