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burn

verb blaze, blister, brand, burn to a cinder, burst into flame, catch fire, cauterize, char, conflagrate, consume, cremate, deflagrate, enkindle, fire, flame up, flare, gut, ignite, incandesce, incendiarize, incinerate, inflame, kindle, light up, melt, overheat, parch, relume, scald, scorch, scorify, sear, seethe, singe, sizzle, smelt, smolder, strike a light, vesicate
Associated concepts: arson, revocation of wills
See also: consume, deflagrate, destroy, efface, expend
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The victims had sustained contact electric burns in all but two cases; in one case, there was no electric injury at all and in the other case, only flash burn was seen.
OBSERVATIONS AND DISCUSSION: We have studied a total of 67 patients of electric burn injuries admitted in our hospital's burn unit between January 2007 and November 2012 in this retrospective epidemiological study.
Though TBSA calculation in electric burn injuries does not signify the severity of damage, more is the TBSA, longer the stay in hospital.
TBSA(Total body surface area) calculation is not very important in electric burn, as we found that majority of our patients who had disability ranging from 70% to 100% had TBSA ranging from 8% to 20% .
CONCLUSION: This epidemiological study on the patients of electric burn suggests that most of the human and economic losses caused by the accidents leading to electric burn injuries could have been prevented.