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J Trauma Inj. 2015 Sep;28(3):170-176. Korean. Original Article.
Park SJ , Kim SW , Jeong WJ , Oh SH , Park JT .
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea.

PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to discuss treatment and prevention under the age of 18 to identify the characteristics of the electrical burn patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 97 patients with under age 18 of electric burn who were treated in emergency department of quarterly over 10,000 targets within the desired hospital for evaluation of electrical injuries between January 1, 2009 and December, 2013. We investigated age, gender, injury mechanism, season, degree of burn, surface of burn, complication, blood test, and voltage, kind of current. RESULTS: Of the patients, 50 (50.5%) patients were in the first degree burn and 47 (49.5%) patients were in second degree burn. 68 (70.1%) patients had electric burn at home. 75 (85.2%) of 88 patients had normal sinus rhythm and other 13 people showed a RBBB, VPC, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia. 41 (42.3) of 97 patients were in infants and 26 (26.8%) patients were in adolescence. CONCLUSION: The results of this study emphasize the need for prevention of electricity at home for childhood and education of the adolescence.

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