An Unusual Cause of Death at Preschool Age Scalding by Hot Milk

Cekin N., AKÇAN R., Arslan M. M., HİLAL A., Eren A.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY, vol.31, no.1, pp.69-71, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Scalding is one of the most painful and devastating burn injuries a child can suffer. Victims are generally scalded by splashed or spilled hot fluids in the home environment. Interestingly, scalding by hot milk is a common cause of burns in rural parts of Turkey. This study aimed to identify the general features of scalding by hot milk, and to make the authorities aware of this problem through educational programs for parents and caregivers.