ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Autopsy based profile of death in burn cases- One-year retrospective study

    G. Manigandaraj, V. Suresh Kumar, E. Sabarinathan, R. Kunal Yokeshwar
    JCDR. 2023: 1714-1718


    Fire, since ancient times have kept amusing mankind in various ways. Perhaps it is one of the greatest inventions in the history of all times. It has helped humans to evolve but if mishandled can lead to serious consequences. It is commonly encountered as medical emergencies in any hospital in India. It has continuously effected population resulting in form of prolonged morbidity, disability and even as death of the individual ultimately leading to loss to individual’s family, society and to the state. Materials And Methods The present retrospective study was carried out in the Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology Chengalpattu Medical College and Hospital, Chengalpattu, during the period from 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2021 which includes a total of 24 cases of death due to burn injuries, brought to the mortuary of the hospital for medico-legal postmortem examination. Results: During the study period burn in female victims was more evident with accounting 18 (75%) cases as compared to males 6 (25%). 21-30 years age group i.e. 8 (33.3%) was most effected and minimum in the age group of 0-10 years i.e. 1 (4.2%).Accidental deaths were 19 in number (79.2%) Various other demographic aspects of deaths due to burns were included as objective in the study and ultimately provided some remedial measures in order to cope up with current scenario.


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