Pattern of Burn Injury at Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Dr. Atif Abbas, Dr. Waqas Ali Haider, Dr. Ali Shan

Abstract


Objective:

To determine pattern of diversified types of injury.

Place and Duration of Study:

The current research was carried out from Sept 2018 to Dec 2018 at the Burn Department, Mayo Hospital, Lahore.

Materials and Methods:

At the Burn Centre, Mayo Hospital, Lahore 4000 patients’ medico legal records was selected and collected. The review of data was under the consideration of fatality, sex and types of burn. SPSS version 17 was used for analysing the data and according to procedure the percentages & frequencies were recorded.

Results:

In the current research there were 4000 patients and mostly were having injury from fire burn 68.35%, scars burn 20.6%, electrical burn 8.12% and acid burn 2.92.Majority burns were non-fatal and in male gender.

Conclusion:

In our society, males were in majority among the burn victim who aresustaining fire burn injury as they are more exposed to particularly at their work places. There is a need of an intensive program for reducing and preventing the burn injuries with estimation to obtain good result.

Key Words: Burn Injury, Fire Burn, Mortality, Scalds.


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