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'Special effects' burn injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2031675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three patients are presented with significant flame burns, resulting from accidents occurring during 'special effects' situations in the entertainment industry. These occurred as a result of the spontaneous combustion of various materials, during events in live theatre (gun powder), a television commercial (artificial 'rocket fuel'), and a video presentation (magnesium oxide). All three patients sustained flash burns to the face and hands. One patient sustained a significant bilateral corneal injury, a gamekeeper's thumb, and a permanent continuous right-sided high frequency tinnitus, in addition to his burn injury. Photographic documentation of all three patients is presented. The total loss of time from work for all patients was 6 months. All these injuries were potentially preventable.
W Peters
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0305-4179     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-27     Completed Date:  1991-06-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational* / prevention & control
Blast Injuries / etiology,  therapy
Burns, Chemical / etiology*,  therapy

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