Medical Management

  • Richard B. Fratianne
  • Christopher P. Brandt
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Burns are among the most serious of injuries occurring in the pediatric population, often resulting in significant short- and long-term disability. Fire and/or burn injuries are the second most common cause of death of young children in the United States, following only motor vehicle accidents. It was estimated that in 1985, over 400,000 children were treated for burns, with 24,000 requiring hospitalization, resulting in almost 1500 deaths (Feller & Jones, 1987). Most deaths are related to major flame burns and/or smoke inhalation as a result of house fires.


Thermal Injury Hypertrophic Scar Total Body Surface Area Inhalation Injury Silver Sulfadiazine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard B. Fratianne
    • 1
  • Christopher P. Brandt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MetroHealth Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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