Five Year Retrospective Study of Profile of Burn Deaths from Pune Region

Authors

  • Jadhao Vijay T1 , Bandgar Abhijit L2, Taware Ajay A1, Tatiya Harish S2 , Vaidya Hemant V2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1372

Keywords:

Burn deaths, Pune region.

Abstract

A burn is an injury which is caused by application of heat or chemical substances to the external or internal

surfaces of the body, which causes destruction of the tissues. The magnitude of deaths due to burns is so

large in our country that India is the only country in the world where fire is classified among the fifteen

leading causes of death. The purpose of this study is to analyze profile of burn deaths in the Pune region of

Maharashtra. In the present study among the 1710 burn deaths, females (70%) are more commonly affected

than males (30%). Young adults (21–40 yrs) are commonly involved in fatal burns as this is most active

group of population. In present study majority cases happened in summer season and were accidental in

nature while suicidal deaths were present in significant number. Flame burns comprised of 80% of the cases

followed by scald 13%. In 78% of cases more than 50 % of total body surface area was involved while

complications like Septicemia (66%) was commonest cause of death.

Author Biography

Jadhao Vijay T1 , Bandgar Abhijit L2, Taware Ajay A1, Tatiya Harish S2 , Vaidya Hemant V2

1Associate Professor, 2Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology,
BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Jadhao Vijay T1 , Bandgar Abhijit L2, Taware Ajay A1, Tatiya Harish S2 , Vaidya Hemant V2. (2020). Five Year Retrospective Study of Profile of Burn Deaths from Pune Region. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 81-85. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1372

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