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Emphasise burns prevention in developing countries

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7469.801-a (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:801
  1. Abdu S Opaluwa, locum specialist registrar general surgery (asopaluwa@yahoo.com),
  2. Samuel K Orkar, plastic surgery registrar
  1. Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL
  2. Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF

    EDITOR—Ahuja et al highlight factors associated with high risk of burns injuries.1 In our experience in Nigeria, additional factors include perennial fuel scarcity, adulterated kerosene, erratic power supply, and local traditional practices such as hot water baths for mothers immediately after childbirth and the treatment of convulsions in children with fire. …

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