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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/7003

Title: Paediatric trauma at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi Kenya.
Authors: Gome, D. L.
Mutiso, V. M.
Kimende, K.
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2005
Publisher: Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
Citation: East and Central African Journal of Surgery (ISSN: 1024-297X) Vol 10 Num 2
Abstract: Background: Medical Literature identities injuries as the most important preventable cause of death and disability in children beyond the first few months of life. Methods: A descriptive prospective study undertaken between October 2003 and July 2004 at Kenyatta National Hospital on children below the age of 13 years. Results: A total of 187 patients were admitted to KNH with trauma during that period. The age range was liont3 weeks to 12 years 4 months with a mean age of 3.9 years. There were 53.5% males and 46.5% females. Burns accounted for 34.8% falls 25.1%. Foreign bodies 17.6% while 8% were a result of road traffic accidents. Conclusions: Traumatic burns accounted for the highest single cause of trauma at 34.8% (n = 65). 92.3% of those burnt were aged 5 years and below. Most of these burns occurred in homes and were preventable.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/7003
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=js05027
Rights: Copyright 2005 - East and Central African Journal of Surgery
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