Paediatric fatalities due to trauma

Palimar Vikram, M. Arun, Bhaghavat Prashantha

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Abstract

The present study is a retrospective research undertaken at the mortuary of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India. One hundred and sixty six (166) cases were pediatric fatalities (8.5%) due to trauma. 13-18 years was the commonest age group. Males predominated. Majority of the cases were accidental in nature The event occurred more during the day time . In 34.3% of the cases, the event occurred during summer months. Road traffic accidents predominated. Head was commonly involved and majority of the victims survived for more than a day. It is recommended that the Government set targets and put into place strategies for the reduction of pediatric deaths due to trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalMedico-Legal Update
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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    Vikram, P., Arun, M., & Prashantha, B. (2006). Paediatric fatalities due to trauma. Medico-Legal Update, 6(4), 109-112.