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Cutaneous cautery (al-kowie): a study in a pediatric outpatient clinic in central Saudi Arabia

Cutaneous cautery (al-kowie): a study in a pediatric outpatient clinic in central Saudi Arabia

Annals of Saudi Medicine 9(5): 475-478

"Cutaneous cautery is a traditional therapeutic technique practiced widely in Saudi Arabia. During an 11-month period in a pediatric orthopedic clinic, 67 of 298 new patients (22%) were seen who had had cutaneous cautery. Their parents were interviewed by questionnaire. The largest proportion of cautery treatments had occurred in patients with polio. Though the group of patients with neurodevelopmental disorders outnumbered polio patients, less had had cautery.

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