Epidemiological Study of Burn Deaths at a Tertiary Care Centre in Mumbai

Authors

  • Babaso Kalel1 , Pawan Sabale2 , Shailesh Mohite3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13688

Keywords:

Burn, autopsy, Kerosene Stove Blast, Accidental Burn

Abstract

Death due to burns is an important cause of unnatural death commonly encountered in Medico-legal Practice.
This prospective study was conducted on 100 cases of burn deaths caused by flames, hot liquids and flash
of electricity. This study was conducted to know the demographic profiles, common risk factors, causes and
manners of death in fatal cases of burns. Most of the cases were in the age group of 21 to 50 years with a
peak incidence in 21-30 years age group, with female predominance. In the study, maximum cases were due
to kerosene stove blast leading to accidental burns, followed by pouring of kerosene as a source of burn..

Author Biography

Babaso Kalel1 , Pawan Sabale2 , Shailesh Mohite3

1
Ex. Junior Resident, 2Professor (additional),3Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine, Topiwala
National Medical College, Mumbai

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Babaso Kalel1 , Pawan Sabale2 , Shailesh Mohite3. (2020). Epidemiological Study of Burn Deaths at a Tertiary Care Centre in Mumbai. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1907-1912. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13688