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1. Acute Burns From Selective Readings in Plastic Surgery, volume 9, number 12

2. Acute Burns—Epidemiology 2-3 million thermal injuries per year in USA One hundred thousand require admission Five to six thousand die 1-1.5 hospital days per percent TBSA Post-discharge rehabilitation, reconstruction and readaptation to everyday life

3. Acute Burns—Epidemiology No one is immune from thermal injuries Four high-risk groups: very young, very old, very unlucky (21%) and very careless Hot liquid scalds—50% children, kitchen>bathroom Table 1: home hot water heater < 120oF Adult scald burn—most frequent from automobile radiator injuries

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