Sulphuric acid burned women in Bangladesh: A social and medical problem

A. Faga, D. Scevola, M. G. Mezzetti, S. Scevola

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Abstract

In August-September 1998 an Italian medical team, composed of a plastic surgeon, an anaesthesiologist, an infectious diseases specialist and a psychologist, assisted by a local non-government organization (Narripokkho), studied a cohort of Bangladeshi women injured by sulphuric acid. The goals of the mission were: (1) recognition of the magnitude of the phenomenon of acid being intentionally thrown at women; (2) evaluation of the type and severity of burns; (3) preparation of a tentative schedule of surgical treatment of the lesions; (4) organization of local facilities; (5) training of doctors and nurses. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd and ISBI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-709
Number of pages9
JournalBurns
Volume26
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery

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