n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Burn wound infection
|Article Title||Burn wound infection|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||H. Rode, I. Do Vale and A.J.W. Millar|
|Publication Date||Sep 2008|
|Pages||440 - 443|
Infection remains a common cause of death in burn patients and is responsible for 75% of all deaths in patients with burns exceeding 40% total body surface area (TBSA). Current techniques of burn wound care and infection control measures have significantly reduced the incidence and mortality resulting from burn wound infection (BWI), changed the bacterial profile, and increased the time interval from injury to the onset of infection. Additional factors associated with improved outcome of infection include early burn eschar excision and grafting.
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