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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-56

Efect of burns on maternal and foetal outcome in pregnancy

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

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Vilas J Patel
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, B J Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
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Burns sustained during pregnancy have been reported as having an adverse effect on maternal and foetal survival. A retrospective study dealing with patients having burns during pregnancy from January to December 2005 was done. In this period, 30 patients having burns during pregnancy were admitted to Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. The age group most affected was between 20-30 years. Burns accident occurred commonly during 1st trimester and 3rd trimester of gestational age. The upper limbs, head and neck and abdomen were the most commonly affected parts of the body. In most of the cases, some social factor was associated with burns rather than an accident. The maternal mortality and the neonatal mortality in cases of major degree burns were very high as compared to minor degree burns.

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