Case Report
Volume 11 Issue 8 - 2022
Electrical Injury and Drowning in a Pediatric Patient. Case Report
Minutti Galeazzi Stefano1, León López Magdalena2, Coral García Miguel Ángel3, López Santos Héctor Alfonso4, Pérez Dosal Marcial5, Barbosa Contreras Meylin6 and Yaneth Martínez Tovilla7*
1Medical Intern, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla School of Medicine (BUAP)/ “Dr. Eduardo Vázquez Navarro” Puebla General Hospital, Puebla, México
2Pediatrics Department in Hospital General de Puebla “Dr. Eduardo Vázquez Navarro”, Puebla, México
3Department of Medical Writing, Universidad de la Salud del Estado de Puebla (USEP)/Master, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP)/Tesist, Laboratorio Internacional EPIGEN, Puebla, México
4Direction of the Physician and Surgeon Degree, Universidad de la Salud del Estado de Puebla/Pediatrics Service, Child Rehabilitation and Teletón Integration Center, Puebla, México
5Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burned Victims Unit of Puebla Health Services, Hospital para el Niño Poblano de Puebla, México
6Doctor, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, México
7Pediatrics Department at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)/Academic Secretariat, Universidad de la Salud del Estado de Puebla (USEP), Puebla, México
*Corresponding Author: Martinez Tovilla Yaneth, Pediatrics Department at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)/Academic Secretariat, Universidad de la Salud del Estado de Puebla (USEP), Puebla, México.
Received: June 24, 2022; Published: July 28, 2022


Introduction: Burns and drowning are among the leading causes of death caused by unintentional injuries. The objective of this report is to present the general aspects of these pathologies, as well as to recognize the importance of early basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation and prevention.

Clinical Case: Pediatric patient who suffered a thermal trauma injury due to electricity and drowning. She was admitted to a private hospital with cardiorespiratory arrest (ventricular fibrillation), where the initial treatment was provided, later on she was transferred to the General Hospital of Puebla “Dr. Eduardo Vázquez Navarro” (Puebla, Mexico) she continued her treatment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The patient progressed towards improvement.

Discussion: Comprehensive management was available with emphasis on the neurological and cardiovascular systems, which are usually the most affected according to literature.

Conclusion: Drowning and burns are complex pathologies that require a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals for their management. Prevention measures are required that are included in public health policies in our country. They are conditions rarely seen together that represent a challenge of approach and treatment for all health personnel.


Keywords: Burn; Electricity; Drowning


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Citation: Yaneth Martínez Tovilla., et al. “Electrical Injury and Drowning in a Pediatric Patient. Case Report”. EC Paediatrics 11.8 (2022): 68-74.

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