Fireworks-Related Limb Injury in a Nigerian Neonate

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O. J. Ogundele
K. I. Egbuchulem
O. A. Ifesanya

Abstract

Aims: We report an unusual case of firework blast injury to the trunk and left lower limb in a one-week-old neonate and reviewed relevant literatures.


Study Design: Case report.


Presentation of Case: Different types of injuries could be sustained following explosives used for fireworks during festivities. Fireworks-related blast injury to the limb in a neonate following accidental explosion is a rare finding in the literature and it can be associated with grave morbidity and mortality. Our index patient though survived but had accompanying morbidities.


Discussion: As fireworks-related limb injuries result in significant morbidity, public education regarding the proper use of fireworks would help in preventing the incidence of these injuries.


Conclusion: Advocacy for a strict legislation and enforcement to regulate its use in Nigeria would be the panacea.

Keywords:
Fireworks, injury, Nigerian, neonate

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How to Cite
Ogundele, O. J., Egbuchulem, K. I., & Ifesanya, O. A. (2019). Fireworks-Related Limb Injury in a Nigerian Neonate. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery, 2(2), 1-5. Retrieved from http://journalajcrs.com/index.php/AJCRS/article/view/30094
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Case Report