Original articles

The burns are one of the most common causes of pediatric accidents and are extremely serious medical, surgical,
psychological and social circumstances, with a vital and potentially invalid risk. [1] This trauma is a serious aggression of
teguments, and depending on their depth and extension can produce scarring and permanent sequelae and even death. They can
affect all age groups with different mechanisms and effects.
Adult responsibility is major in preventing these accidents because children, having age-specific curiosity they do not
understand the danger at which they are exposed to, and they are among the most affected by these traumas. The burns with hot
liquids are the most common types of burning encountered in young children. Annually, at the Grigore Alexandrescu Children's
Emergency Clinical Hospital in Bucharest, there are almost 1,500 children with burns, 70% of which are minor. The moderate
and especially severe burns, however, have a reserved vital and functional prognosis, causing death or impairing the children
quality of life throughout their entire life. Prevention of burns and knowledge of first aid measures followed by specialist
treatment in a plastic surgery service are the most important ways to improve vital prognosis, as well as aesthetic and functional