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BACKGROUND This study is a retrospective analysis of 411 cases admitted to Cengiz Gökcek State Hospital Burn Center from 1 May 2007 to 10 October 2008. METHODS Through an electronic database of medical records of the burn center, all patients admitted to the center were traced. With respect to the numbers of burns according to sex, 35.7% (147) of the(More)
We report the first outbreak of nosocomial orf infection in a hospital burn unit in Gaziantep, Turkey. The outbreak lasted from October to December 2012 and involved a total of thirteen cases. It demonstrates the risk of introduction of orf virus to a burn unit, and the potential for extensive transmission among patients with compromised skin integrity. The(More)
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