A total of 86 children treated for injuries that occurred while playing in water from fire hydrants are described.
Patients were urban (100%), minority (97%) children with few alternative means for keeping cool.
Injuries occurred on extremely hot summer days (mean maximum temperature 36.3oC [97.5oF]). Laceration of the foot on broken glass was the most common injury and was prevented by wearing footwear (P<.001).
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Traumatisme, Membre, Jet eau, Bouche incendie, Prévention, Accident corporel, Milieu urbain, Peau pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Enfant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Trauma, Limb, Water jet, Fire hydrant, Prevention, Personal injury, Urban environment, Skin disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Child
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