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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81-84

Fatal Stroke after flame Burns: A case report and review of literature

Department of Forensic Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi1-10002, India

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C Behera
Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, MAMC, New Delhi1-10002
C Behera
Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, MAMC, New Delhi1-10002
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The major causes of morbidity and mortality after flame burns are due its complications. Most common complication is bacterial sepsis. Nonbacterial complications include acute cardiac failure, acute anemia, hemolytic jaundice, renal failure, encephalopathy, complex hyper metabolic effects including pseudo diabetes, gastric and duodenal ulceration, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, pulmonary and glomerular micro thrombosis, hepatic jaundice, and arterial thrombosis. Stroke is a rare complication of burn in the clinical setting which is either ischaemic or hemorrhagic. Here we report, a case of 38 year, male who allegedly sustained accidental flame burn injuries while cooking at his workplace. Then he was immediately rushed to Lok Nayak Hospital. During the course of treatment in the hospital, he developed spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage after twelve days manifesting as stroke leading to death. The autopsy findings and the literature relating to the case are described.

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