n South African Journal of Surgery - Ogilvie's syndrome, beta-blockers and burns : letter to the editor

Volume 47, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



A 25-year-old HIV-negative man was admitted to the Burns Unit at Pelonomi Hospital, Bloemfontein. He had been involved in a domestic fire accident and had sustained 25% total body surface area burns, mostly fullthickness, involving the lower limbs. He had no inhalation injury and was otherwise in good health. On admission he was moderately oliguric.

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