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Facts about burns:
- About two million people seek medical treatment for burns in the US each year.
- About 100,000 burn victims require hospitalization in the US each year.
- Burns are most common in the 18 to 35 year-old age group.
- Males have twice the risk of females.
- Burns due scalding by hot liquids are most common in children ages 1 to 5 years.
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PubMed Burns References
- Allison K, Porter K. Consensus on the prehospital approach to burns patient management. Emerg Med J. 2004 Jan;21(1):112-4. 
- Drago DA. Kitchen scalds and thermal burns in children five years and younger. Pediatrics. 2005 Jan;115(1):10-6. 
- Phillips BJ, Kassir A, Anderson B, Schiller WR. Recreational-outdoor burns: the impact and severity--a retrospective review of 107 patients. Burns. 1998 Sep;24(6):559-61. 
- Smith MA, Munster AM, Spence RJ. Burns of the hand and upper limb--a review. Burns. 1998 Sep;24(6):493-505.