Background: Burn injuries are amongst one of the most devastating of all injuries, having a great impact on the patients physically, physiologically and psychologically. Burns are still one of the top causes of death and disability in the world.
Aims: To study the etiology of burn, nature of burn and mortality rate in burn patients.
Material and Method: A prospective institutional two year observational study of 100 patients of burn injury admitted under department of general surgery at Solapur.
Result: Highest number of patients was from 18 to 30 years. The Female to male ratio is 1.77:1. Maximum number of patients has 81-100% burn (31%) with mixed burn in 51%. Accidental burn (79%) was the most common type of burn. Flame burn (74%) was most common. Overall mortality was 55%, recovery in 27% and 18% cases have residual disability.
Conclusion: Accidental flame burn commonly affects young females with maximum patients having 81-100% TBSA. Mortality was more than 50%.