Bacterial toxicosis/toxic shock syndrome as a contributor to morbidity in children with burn injuries.

@article{Brown2003BacterialTS,
  title={Bacterial toxicosis/toxic shock syndrome as a contributor to morbidity in children with burn injuries.},
  author={Alastair P Brown and Khalid J Khan and Stephen J Sinclair},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={733-8}
}
When a child with a thermal injury suddenly becomes unwell, it is often difficult to obtain an accurate diagnosis in the early stages of the illness. Out of 71 children admitted to our burns unit over a 15-month period, 13 became acutely toxic. Most of the cases had relatively small burns and the exact reason for their sudden deterioration was not apparent in the immediate stages. Several children required admission to the intensive therapy unit and there was one death. The number of children… CONTINUE READING