Burns in epileptic patients: Pattern and outcome.


  • Riaz Ahmed Khan Afridi Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.
  • Sadaf Obaid Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar.
  • Hamza Khan Shahbazi Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar.
  • Zahra Tauqeer Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.




Burns, Epilepsy, The Pattern of Burns


Objective: To determine the pattern and outcome of burns in epileptic patients. Study Design: Retrospective study. Setting: Plastic and Burn Unit, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. Period: January 2021 to Decmber 2022. Material & Methods: The research was conducted at the Plastic surgery and burn unit of Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar. Digital records of 35 epileptic patients admitted in the last five years were extracted. The demographics, burn pattern, total body surface area, level of burn, surgical outcome, complications, and length of hospital stay of epileptic patients were extracted from the electronic record. IBM-SPSS version 20 was used to analyze the data. Results: Over the last five years, 35 epileptic patients have been admitted to our unit. Males made up 28.6% of our patients, while females were 71.4%. The patient's average age was 24.14 years ±16. 28 SD. The most common pattern in our patients was fire burn (62.9%), followed by scald (25.7%), and the least common pattern was 11.4%. 10 to 20% of body surface area burns were seen in 51.4% of patients, less than 10% in 20% of patients, and >20% burns in 28.6% of patients. The majority of the patients (37.1%) had a full-thickness burn, followed by mixed burns (31.4%), deep partial-thickness burns (20%), and superficial partial-thickness burns (11.4%). Twenty-eight patients stayed in the hospital for 1 to 14 days, 04 patients for 15 to 30 days, and 03 patients for 31 to 45 days. Conclusion: Epilepsy-related burns are a serious public health concern in developing nations, putting a significant burden on burn units due to the severity of the burns and the duration of hospital admissions.

Author Biographies

Riaz Ahmed Khan Afridi, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.

MBBS, FCPS, CHR, CHPE, Assistant Professor and Head Burn and Plastic Surgery, 

Sadaf Obaid, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar.

MBBS, FCPS, Experiential Registrar Burn and Plastic Surgery, 

Hamza Khan Shahbazi, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar.

MBBS, Trainee Registrar Burn and Plastic Surgery, 

Zahra Tauqeer, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.

MBBS, Resident Burn and Plastic Surgery,