A review of the complications of burns, their origin and importance for illness and death.

@article{Sevitt1979ARO,
  title={A review of the complications of burns, their origin and importance for illness and death.},
  author={S. Sevitt},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1979},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          358-69
        }
}
  • S. Sevitt
  • Published 1979
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of trauma
Complications are the major causes of illness and death after burning and most of them stem from the burn wound. Their origin and importance are reviewed with emphasis on problems and growing points in knowledge. Fluid leakage from the circulation into the burn is the cause of hypovolemic shock, but the underlying permeability changes in the burn are only partly understood. Other nonbacterial complications include acute cardiac failure, acute anemia, hemolytic jaundice, renal failure… Expand
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