Antiseptics for burns.

  title={Antiseptics for burns.},
  author={Gill Norman and Janice Christie and Zhenmi Liu and Maggie J Westby and Jayne M Jefferies and Thomas Hudson and Jacky Edwards and Devi Prasad Mohapatra and Ibrahim A Hassan and Jo C. Dumville},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Burn wounds cause high levels of morbidity and mortality worldwide. People with burns are particularly vulnerable to infections; over 75% of all burn deaths (after initial resuscitation) result from infection. Antiseptics are topical agents that act to prevent growth of micro-organisms. A wide range are used with the intention of preventing infection and promoting healing of burn wounds. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects and safety of antiseptics for the treatment of burns in any… CONTINUE READING