Pediatric burn injury
A 
0.25 

B 
0.26 

C 
0.35 

D 
0.45 
A 3 year old child suffers from burn injury with the following body parts involved: face including scalp, both buttocks and circumferentially around both thighs. How much is TBSA involved?
A 
0.25 

B 
0.26 

C 
0.35 

D 
0.45 
Ans is ‘c’ i.e. 0.35
Using Modified LundBrowder chart:
Area 
Percentage 

Face 
9 

Scalp 
9 

Both buttocks 
2.5 + 2.5 = 5 

Both thighs circumferentially 
3.5 x 2 + 3.5 x 2 = 
15 
Total body surface area 
38 

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Burns in children assessed by:
AIIMS 13
A 
Rule of nine 

B 
Lund and Browder 

C 
Palmer surface method 

D 
Hasse’s rule 
Burns in children assessed by:
AIIMS 13
A 
Rule of nine 

B 
Lund and Browder 

C 
Palmer surface method 

D 
Hasse’s rule 
Ans. Lund and Browder
Head and neck burns in infant constitute _____________of burns:
Kerala 08
A 
9 

B 
18 

C 
24 

D 
36 
Head and neck burns in infant constitute _____________of burns:
Kerala 08
A 
9 

B 
18 

C 
24 

D 
36 
Ans. 18
A 2yearold child had burns on buttocks, both legs, face, neck and singeing of hair. Total surface area burnt:
JIPMER 14
A 
27% 

B 
37% 

C 
45% 

D 
55% 
A 2yearold child had burns on buttocks, both legs, face, neck and singeing of hair. Total surface area burnt:
JIPMER 14
A 
27% 

B 
37% 

C 
45% 

D 
55% 
Ans. 37%
In a 6yearold child with burns involving whole of head and trunk, the estimated body surface area involved:
JIPMER 09
A 
44% 

B 
48% 

C 
55% 

D 
58% 
In a 6yearold child with burns involving whole of head and trunk, the estimated body surface area involved:
JIPMER 09
A 
44% 

B 
48% 

C 
55% 

D 
58% 
Ans. 48%
Parkland formula for burns is for:
Maharashtra 09; UP 09; Bihar 12
A 
Ringer lactate 

B 
Glucose saline 

C 
Normal saline 

D 
25% dextrose 
Parkland formula for burns is for:
Maharashtra 09; UP 09; Bihar 12
A 
Ringer lactate 

B 
Glucose saline 

C 
Normal saline 

D 
25% dextrose 
Ans. Ringer lactate