More than 100 patients hospitalised with sunburn over past decade

Cases of full-thickness burns and people requiring admission to ICU are among the extreme cases, researchers find

Some Australians get such bad sunburn they require surgery or hospitalisation, researchers warn.


In the first study of its kind, researchers trawled the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand, finding 167 cases over the past decade who required treatment from specialist burns services.

In a research letter published in JAMA Dermatology, the team raised concern these patients required a median three-day hospital stay for an “entirely preventable” injury.  

They said one in