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Chapter-06 Electric Burns

BOOK TITLE: Clinical Atlas of Burn Management

Author
1. Sarabahi Sujata
2. Tiwari VK
ISBN
9789350252765
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11311_6
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
36
Author Affiliations
1. Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Associated Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Associated Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi, India
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Abstract

This chapter provides detail description of Electric burns. Chapter has 51 well illustrated diagrams and pictures. Effect of electricity on human body, electric contact burns, fasciotomy incision, postelectricity burn deformity, high voltage contact injury, arcing of current, high voltage current and dry gangrene, high voltage contact burn, low voltage wire contact injury, myoglobinuria following electric contact burn, cataract development after electric burn are described in detail with the help of coloured pictures. One box is included to highlight effects of electricity on the human body.

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