oa South African Medical Journal - Role of procalcitonin in paediatric burn wound sepsis - correspondence

Volume 108 Number 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



To the Editor: Wound infection is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with burns. It can cause burn wound conversion, spread systemically, delay wound healing and lead to hypertrophic scars, and it increases mortality by 50 - 60% despite improvements in antimicrobial management.

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