Burns in Children – Difficult Medical, Social, and Environmental Problems
Jarosław Pasek1, Grzegorz Cieślar1, Tomasz Pasek2, Aleksander Sieroń1
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1Chair and Clinical Ward of Internal Diseases, Angiology, and Physical Medicine,
Centre of Diagnostics and Laser Therapy in Bytom, Silesian Medical University in Katowice, Poland
2Rehabilitation Unit of the St. Barbara Provincial Specialist Hospital No. 5, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2012;21(5):1513-1516
Year by year in Poland there are more cases of accidents, injuries, and burns that affect children. In that age group, burns are the main cause of death. From the research conducted so far, one can gather that various forms of electromagnetic fields reveal substantial therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of diseases of soft tissues and skin. Our paper presents therapeutic possibilities provided by magnetledtherapy in the treatment of consequences of burns, namely: secondary keloid of the crotch and anus areas, with insufficiency of the rectal sphincter in an 11-year-old patient, and a hypertrophied scar of the thigh in a 6-year-old patient, after ineffective topical conservative therapy. The procedures performed demonstrated substantial therapeutic efficacy in both cases presented, which – taking into account the absence of major side effects, good tolerance for procedures, and beneficial cosmetic effects, in such young patients – points to the new possibilities available in the treatment of consequences of burns in children.
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