Profile of Burn Deaths: A Study based on Postmortem Examination of Burn Cases at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur
Keywords:Burn, Incidence, Pattern of burn, Manner of death.
Burn injuries are a public health problem in developing countries like India specially in females. Our objective
of the present study is to know the pattern of deaths due to burns, socio etiological factors involved and to
suggest preventive measures. A study based on autopsies conducted in R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur
(from 1st March 2018 to 30th September 2018) where total 780 Medico-legal autopsies were conducted
during this period , out of those 86 were due to burn. 45 victims were male and 41 were female. Maximum
46 of the cases were in the 21-40 years of the age group in both genders. Most of the cases were found to be
from rural area (80.23%). The most common manner of burn was accidental (74.41%) followed by suicidal
burns (22.09%). Majority of victims died as a result of flame burn (74.41%) and death due to flame, major
cases were females (62.5%). Majority of victims (41.86%) died with more than 80% burns and (52.32%)
victims could not survive for more than 24 hours. The cause of death in (52.32%) cases was shock followed
by septicemia in (32.5%).