Adult campfire burns: Two avenues for prevention

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Adult campfire burns: Two avenues for prevention
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Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation
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2005, vol. 26, issue 5, pp 440-442
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Medical records of 27 adults admitted to a burn center from July 1998 to July 2003 with injuries resulting from campfire burns were retrospectively reviewed. Particular attention was given to mechanism of injury, intoxication level, burn size, and surgeries performed. Two distinct mechanisms of injury emerged: contact with the campfire and flash/flame injuries from igniting the fire. Eighty-one percent of patients who sustained contact burns were intoxicated, compared with 11 percent of those who sustained flash/flame injuries.
Klein, Matthew B.; Heimbach, David M.; Honari, Shari; Engrav, Loren H.; Gibran, Nicole S.
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