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A baby with symmetrical hand injuries and rhabdomyolysis following nonfatal electrocution by an unusual mechanism.
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PMID:  24560958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Childhood electrical injuries are rare in the city of Hong Kong. We report the case of a 21-month boy with severe electrical injuries of both hands and explored underlying mechanism for the incident. Meticulous orthopedic repair and reconstruction ensures satisfactory cosmetic and functional outcomes. Our case concurs with the literature that young children may be predisposed to this mode of incident with their curious exploring hands. Despite regulations on electrical home safety standards, extension power boards can still pose a dangerous risk for severe morbidity in the household with young children. Prevention strategies often involve commonsense approach in home safety measures such as (1) use proper fuses in electrical boxes, (2) do not overload outlets, (3) use insulated and grounded electrical cords, (4) keep electrical cords away from a child's reach, and (5) cover electrical outlets so children will not stick items in the outlet.
Authors:
Kam Lun Hon; Wing Lim Tse; Hon Ming Cheung; Sung Tat Yip; Kam Lau Cheung; William Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1409     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-2-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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