Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the magnitude and causes of Burn injuries admitted at PIMS Islamabad. Patients and Methods: Bum patients reporting to emergency room and admitted in the Burn ward during the period between April 2001 and Nov. 2004 were analyzed. A total of 429 (236 males, 193 females) burn patients were admitted over a period of 44 month. Results: The age of injured range from 13 years to 68 years. The Hospital stay ranged from zero (deceased) to 85/days. Flame burn accounts for the majority of the cases 43.5% (187), followed by electric 22% (95), hot liquid 21% (89), chemical 7% (30), and miscellaneous 6.5% (28). The total body surface area affected was 03-88% (306) of those who survived and 29-100. % of those who died. The mortality rate was 29% (123). Conclusions: The study showed that the incidence of bum injuries can be reduced to a great extent if proper safety measures are to be observed both at domestic and occupational level.
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