volume 21, issue 3, P745-759 2007
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.06.003
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Abstract: The better understanding of burn pathophysiology has resulted in effective fluid resuscitation in the acute stage, but the morbidity and mortality of burn patients are mostly linked to the burn wound consequences. Once the initial acute phase is over, the burn wound becomes the source of virtually all ill effects, local and systemic. The dysfunction of the immune system, a large cutaneous bacterial load, the possibility of gastrointestinal bacterial translocation, prolonged hospitalization, and invasive diagno…

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