An Unusual Cause of Death at Preschool Age Scalding by Hot Milk


Cekin N. , Akcan R., Arslan M. M. , Hilal A. , Eren A.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY, cilt.31, ss.69-71, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/paf.0b013e3181cae798
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.69-71

Özet

Scalding is one of the most painful and devastating burn injuries a child can suffer. Victims are generally scalded by splashed or spilled hot fluids in the home environment. Interestingly, scalding by hot milk is a common cause of burns in rural parts of Turkey. This study aimed to identify the general features of scalding by hot milk, and to make the authorities aware of this problem through educational programs for parents and caregivers.