Microbiology of burn wound infections

Nisha Polavarapu, Michael Patrick Ogilvie, Zubin Panthaki

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Abstract

One of the most complicated issues that surgeons face, in the care of burn patients, is infection. This includes both superficial and systemic infections. Systemic infection is the leading cause of death in this population. This article will look to review the microbiology of burn wound infections with particular emphasis on classification, host response to burn wound infections, antimicrobial agents, and modern treatment practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-902
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

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Wound Infection
Microbiology
Infection
Anti-Infective Agents
Cause of Death
Patient Care
Population
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Bacteria
  • Burn wounds
  • Colonization
  • Host response
  • Microbiology
  • Opportunistic infections
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Microbiology of burn wound infections. / Polavarapu, Nisha; Ogilvie, Michael Patrick; Panthaki, Zubin.

In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol. 19, No. 4, 01.07.2008, p. 899-902.

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Polavarapu, Nisha ; Ogilvie, Michael Patrick ; Panthaki, Zubin. / Microbiology of burn wound infections. In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2008 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 899-902.
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