Burn Injury Due to Hot Water Bottle

Abstract

Hot water bottles, generally used to comfort and relief from aches and pains. We present a case of scald burn caused by hot water bottle. The circumstances of this injury and preventive measures are discussed in this case report.

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C. Sever, Y. Kulahci, F. Uygur, H. Karagoz, Y. Bayram, S. Oksuz and B. Aysal, "Burn Injury Due to Hot Water Bottle," Modern Plastic Surgery, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-2. doi: 10.4236/mps.2011.11001.

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