Self-inflicted burns: a common way of suicide in the Asian population. A 10-year retrospective study

H. Sheth, Peter Dziewulski, J. A.D. Settle

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A 10-year retrospective survey of a total of 234 adult admissions to the Yorkshire Regional Burns unit during a period from March 1983 to March 1993 was carried out. Among these, 20 patients had self-inflicted burns, three were males and 17 were females. Amongst the females 14 were of Asian origin and three were of Caucasian origin. All the six Caucasian patients had a past history of psychiatric illness. The use of a flammable liquid seemed the most common mode of attempting suicide by burning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-335
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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