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Instant noodle burns common in pediatric scald injuries: Study highlights need for prevention efforts

21 Feb, 2023 | 11:50h | UTC

Summary: The study examined pediatric scald burns at the University of Chicago Burn Center between 2010 and 2020 and found that 31% of burns were attributed to instant noodles. Children with instant noodle burns were typically older, more likely to be Black/African American, and from lower socio-economic backgrounds. They were also more likely to be unsupervised at the time of the injury. While instant noodle burns were smaller and required less operative intervention than other scald burns, some still required hospitalization and were associated with complications. The study highlights the need for targeted burn prevention efforts to reduce the incidence of these common but serious injuries.

Article: Pediatric instant noodle burns: A ten-year single center retrospective study – Burns (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Why Instant Noodles Are a Danger to Your Kids – HealthDay


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