Child with critical burn injuries recovers

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Doctors and medic staff with the recovered girl and her father.

Bhubaneswar: A four-year-old girl, who suffered 30 per cent burn injuries following an accident and was treated at the Burn and Plastic Surgery department of Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital here, has been discharged following her recovery.

Pragyan Priyadarshini Sahoo had been brought to the hospital with burns on her face, neck and upper limbs in an accident in which her mother had suffered over 90 per cent burns. Her mother did not survive despite the best efforts of the doctors, nurses and paramedics.

The child was managed at the ICU with aggressive treatment including daily dressing, administration of high antibiotics and other supportive medication.

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She also underwent two sessions of surgery including skin grafting over the wounds with her father donating the skin.
The baby recovered well after the surgery and was discharged from the hospital after spending around 40 days.

She was doing fine and could require another surgery later for correction of minor post burn contractures. The child was admitted and treated under Dr. Rajesh Gantayat, Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery.

The treatment was jointly conducted by personnel of the entire department headed by Prof. Susant Mishra, Prof. Binayak Mishra, and Dr. M. Lopamudra, all Associate Professors.

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