Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery,
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.