Burn wound infection.

  title={Burn wound infection.},
  author={William F. McManus and Cleon W. Goodwin and Arthur D. Mason and Basil A. Pruitt},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={21 9},
Ninety-seven of 763 patients admitted to a burn center during a 3-year period had histologically confirmed bacterial or fungal burn wound invasion. Nine of these 97 patients survived and 88 died. Burn wound infection was the principal cause of death in 57 patients and was diagnosed perimortem in an additional 31 patients but was not judged to be the primary… CONTINUE READING