BMJ volume 295, issue 6591, P181-181 1987 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.295.6591.181 View full text
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A H Swain, B S Azadian, C J Wakeley, P G Shakespeare

Abstract: The best way to manage blisters in minor burns is controversial. Recommended procedures include deroofing,'2 aspiration,3 and leaving blisters intact.4 The choice of treatment is usually based on clinical impression and experience. We investigated'the effects of these three treatments on bacterial colonisation of the blister fluid or surface of the burn and on wound pain in patients with minor burns. Methods and resultsAltogether 202 patients attending two accident departments for treatment of minor burns wer…

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