Electrical burns in times of economic crisis: A new epidemiologic profile

J. Aguilera-Sáez*, M. M. Binimelis, J. M. Collado, B. P. dos Santos, V. García, M. Ruiz-Castilla, J. Serracanta, J. P. Barret

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Abstract

Electrical injuries and especially those of high voltage still remain a source of high morbidity. Over the past few years, a change in the epidemiologic profile of these lesions was noticed at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital Burn Unit, corresponding to an increase in cases out of the legal framework. It is our aim to describe this particular subset, to determine the extent of their injuries and to understand the reason for their increased incidence. We think this was favoured by the rise in the unemployment rate, along with higher copper prices.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1861-1866
Number of pages6
JournalBurns
Volume42
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Electric burns
  • Electric injuries
  • High-voltage injuries

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