Incidence of mortality in boys and girls after severe thermal burns

R. E. Barrow, David Herndon

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Abstract

One hundred and eighty-five children with burns, 118 boys and 67 girls, all of whom had thermal burns covering more than 30 per cent of the body surface area without complications from inhalation injury, were studied to determine whether boys or girls better survive massive skin burns and if a high mortality group within these populations could be identified. A significantly higher mortality rate (15 per cent) was noted for boys when compared with girls (3 per cent), with 44 per cent of the deaths in boys identified in the greater than 95th percentile range body weight-for-age distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-298
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume170
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Burns
Hot Temperature
Mortality
Incidence
Body Surface Area
Age Distribution
Population Groups
Inhalation
Body Weight
Skin
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Surgery

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Incidence of mortality in boys and girls after severe thermal burns. / Barrow, R. E.; Herndon, David.

In: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 170, No. 4, 1990, p. 295-298.

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Barrow, R. E. ; Herndon, David. / Incidence of mortality in boys and girls after severe thermal burns. In: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1990 ; Vol. 170, No. 4. pp. 295-298.
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