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Burn Injury of a Pregnant Mother in Rural Bangladesh: A Case Report
Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh (CIPRB), Dhaka, Bangladesh .
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. (Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7393-796X
University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom.
Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh (CIPRB), Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka, Bangladesh .
2017 (English)In: Health Scope, ISSN 2251-8959, Vol. 6, no 4, article id e63168Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: This paper describes a case of pregnant mother who died of burn injury in order to understand the societal factors related to the event. We reviewed the case in the rural community. Initially, the case was reported as a maternal death to maternal and neonatal death review (MNDR) system being conducted in Bangladesh within exiting health system to explore the medical and social causes of maternal and newborn deaths. However, during the verbal autopsy, it was found that the mother died of bun injury. Therefore, we performed detailed case study.

Case Presentation: A woman aged 18 years was nine months pregnant in a rural community in Moheskhali upazila of Cox's Bazar district. During the wintertime, themotherfeels coldandgoes near to the oven in the yard to bewarm. Suddenly, part of her clothing (Anchal of Sari) catches fire; she does not recognized and starts to walk towards her room. A neighbor notices and starts to shout. The woman scars and tries to run. The neighbors come with a bucket of water. By this time, the fire spreads over whole body and cloths. Immediately after the event, she is transferred to a medical college hospital.

Conclusions: Doctors tried to do immediate cesarean section; however, they could not save the life of the baby inside. The mother who was severely burnt also died after 10 days. Rural community in Bangladesh still does not have adequate awareness and knowledge about risk of burn. The scarce knowledge of appropriate steps immediately after burn was explored. Moreover, delays in decision-making and transferring the patient to the facility were identified. Specific interventions need to be taken to increase knowledge and awareness in the community, which could save thousands of lives.

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Kowsar Publ. , 2017. Vol. 6, no 4, article id e63168
Keywords [en]
Burn Injury, Pregnancy, Prevention, Bangladesh
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65040DOI: 10.5812/jhealthscope.63168ISI: 000423916900009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-65040DiVA, id: diva2:1183259
Available from: 2018-02-16 Created: 2018-02-16 Last updated: 2018-08-14Bibliographically approved

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