Infections in burns in critical care

Steven E. Wolf, Basil A. Pruitt, Seung H. Kim

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INTRODUCTION Over one million people are burned in the United States every year, most of whom have minor injuries and are treated as outpatients. However, approximately 60,000 per year have burns severe enough to require hospitalization. Roughly 3000 of these die (1). Burns requiring hospitalization typically include burns of greater than 10% of the total body surface area (TBSA), and significant burns of the hands, face, perineum, or feet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInfectious Diseases in Critical Care Medicine, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781420092417
ISBN (Print)9781420092400
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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