Epidemiological Study of Burn Deaths at a Tertiary Care Centre in Mumbai
Keywords:Burn, autopsy, Kerosene Stove Blast, Accidental Burn
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..
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