International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022

Epidemiological Study of Burn Injury in a Tertiary Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Mahalaxmi Pillai [2] | Sunil Srivastava [3]

Abstract: Background and objectives: Burn injuries have been affecting humanity since long time and causing severe morbidities amongst the Indian population. Since prevention is more important than the treatment, this study was carried out to determine the important epidemiological determinants that will help us formulate effective preventive measures. Materials and methods: A cohort review that of patients who were admitted in burns tertiary centre at SMS Hospital, Jaipur over a period of 2 year period from 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2021. Data collected from admission books which included age, sex, total burns surface area, type of burn, outcome of patient and micro-organism isolated from burn wound on culture. Data analysed by using MS EXCEL software. Results: A total number of 2067 patients were included in the study. The most common age group affected was found to be 21-40, with male being mostly affected (69.03 %). The most common type of burn in our study was flame burn and the maximum total burn surface area in patients was found to be 41-60%. Overall mortality was 22.78% and the most common microorganism isolated in the positive cultures of patients was pseudomonas. Conclusion: High mortality rate was a major concern. Also the higher incidence of flame burn cases due to avoidable kitchen mishaps could be addresses by proper education amongst patients for safe kitchen habits.

Keywords: Burn, Epidemiology, Prevention

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,

Pages: 1109 - 1110

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