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What is Burns?

What is Burns?

  • Burns: Injury from burns and scalds.
  • Burns: Injuries to tissues caused by contact with heat, steam, chemicals (BURNS, CHEMICAL), electricity (BURNS, ELECTRIC), or the like.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Burns: pain that feels hot as if it were on fire.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Burns: Introduction

Types of Burns:

Types of Burns:

  • Scalds - burns caused by boiling water or steam.
  • Burn type by degree:
    • First degree burns
    • Second degree burns
    • Third degree burns
    • Superficial burns
    • Deep burns
  • Electrical burns
  • more types...»

Broader types of Burns:

How many people get Burns?

Incidence (annual) of Burns: 6,044 annual cases in Victora 1996 for fires/burns/scalds (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate of Burns: approx 1 in 754 or 0.13% or 360,507 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Burns?

Complications of Burns: see complications of Burns

What causes Burns?

Causes of Burns: see causes of Burns
Risk factors for Burns: see risk factors for Burns

What are the symptoms of Burns?

Symptoms of Burns: see symptoms of Burns

Complications of Burns: see complications of Burns

Burns: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Burns.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Burns.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Burns: see treatments for Burns
Alternative treatments for Burns: see alternative treatments for Burns
Prevention of Burns: see prevention of Burns
Research for Burns: see research for Burns

Society issues for Burns


Cost statistics for Burns: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Burns:

  • Estimated $36,374,000 spent in public hospitals on burns in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $132,367,000 spent in public hospitals on burns in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more statistics...»


Hospitalization statistics for Burns: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Burns:
  • 6,248 in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0.07% (9,064) of hospital episodes were for burns and corrosions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultations for burns and corrosions required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital episodes for burns and corrosions were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital episodes for burns and corrosions were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital admissions for burns and corrosions required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • more statistics...»

Organs Affected by Burns:

Organs and body systems related to Burns include:

Name and Aliases of Burns

Main name of condition: Burns

Class of Condition for Burns: physical

Other names or spellings for Burns:

Burning
Source - WordNet 2.1

Burns: Related Conditions

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