Burn wounds after electrical injury in a bathtub: a case report

Journal of Medical Case Reports
Sem F HardonAnnebeth Meij-de Vries


Increased smartphone use among minors makes our population more prone to electrical injury. Despite regulations on electrical home safety standards, smartphones and chargers still pose a risk for severe injury among users. We present a case of a patient with low-voltage electrical burns due to smartphone use in a bathtub. The 13-year-old Caucasian patient was using a smartphone plugged into the electrical grid while taking a bath. We report the burns and their treatment. We discuss the likely burn mechanism. Burn wounds after electrical injury due to smartphone use are rare. The presented case shows the danger of smartphone use in bathtubs.


Dec 18, 1995·Forensic Science International : Synergy·P Zhang, S Cai
Jul 1, 1997·Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine·J T RabbanR L Sheridan
Nov 10, 2004·The Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation·Brett D ArnoldoJohn L Hunt
Mar 19, 2005·Critical Care : the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum·Ana L Huerta-AlardínPaul E Marik
May 11, 2006·Medicine, Science, and the Law·Regula WickRoger W Byard
Oct 4, 2006·Annals of Internal Medicine·Christian Spies, Richard G Trohman
May 26, 2009·The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology·K R NageshM Arun
Apr 17, 2010·Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries·S R MashrekyF Rahman
Jan 28, 2016·European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : Official Publication of the European Trauma Society·S B DuciA Y Mekaj
Jun 25, 2017·Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries·E L JohnsonA M Kemp
Oct 4, 2017·JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association·Audra T Clark, Steven Wolf

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Methods Mentioned

surgical resection

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.


Blastomycosis fungal infections spread through inhaling Blastomyces dermatitidis spores. Discover the latest research on blastomycosis fungal infections here.

Nuclear Pore Complex in ALS/FTD

Alterations in nucleocytoplasmic transport, controlled by the nuclear pore complex, may be involved in the pathomechanism underlying multiple neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. Here is the latest research on the nuclear pore complex in ALS and FTD.

Applications of Molecular Barcoding

The concept of molecular barcoding is that each original DNA or RNA molecule is attached to a unique sequence barcode. Sequence reads having different barcodes represent different original molecules, while sequence reads having the same barcode are results of PCR duplication from one original molecule. Discover the latest research on molecular barcoding here.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.


Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.

Related Papers

Annals of Emergency Medicine
B Bailey, P Gaudreault
Industrial Medicine & Surgery
Journal of Burn Care & Research : Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Ariel U SpencerLawrence J Gottlieb
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved