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The case of the exploding egg

Christie Brink, Gillian McKay, Heinz Rode

Abstract


The vast majority of paediatric burns occur in developing countries, and many of these injuries are entirely preventable. In general, four paediatric injury patterns have been identified in toddlers and infants, who are at a significantly increased risk of burn injuries. Children <2 years of age are often innocent bystanders, but as they grow older physical mobility, social independence and gender-specific high-risk activities come into play.


Authors' affiliations

Christie Brink, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Gillian McKay, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada

Heinz Rode, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Eggs; Microwave ovens

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(5):468. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i5.10662

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-02-10
Date published: 2016-04-19

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