Paediatric friction hand injuries caused by domestic vacuum cleaners-a review from one unit

Burns. 2003 Nov;29(7):714-6. doi: 10.1016/s0305-4179(03)00072-x.


The management of seven children with vacuum cleaner friction burns is described. Six of the children sustained full thickness burns. Four were treated operatively. Indications for surgery are outlined and important accident prevention strategies are highlighted.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Home / prevention & control*
  • Burns / etiology*
  • Burns / surgery
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Friction
  • Hand Injuries / etiology*
  • Hand Injuries / surgery
  • Household Articles*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male