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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Epidemiological study of burn patients with pregnancy

Department of Burns & Plastic Surgery, Bj Medical College & Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India

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Nilesh A Shah
Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, B J Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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An epidemiological study of burns patients with pregnancy was carried out to know the magnitude, distribution and etiology. It also gives information for formulation of policies for prevention and control of diseases. A retrospective study of burns patients came to Civil Hospital Ahmedabad from January 2003 to December 2005 was carried out. The data were analyzed regarding age, parity, gestational age, type and mode of burns, place, and foetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. Most of our patients were accidental and thermal burns. Most common affected age group was between 20-30 years of age with total body surface area burned (TBSA) ranging from 20-8O0/0. In minor degree burns foetal and maternal outcome was good. While in cases of major degree burns i.e. >60% or 40% burns, morbidity and mortalitywas very high.

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