Central Nervous System Complications of Thermal Burns A Postmortem Study of 139 Patients

  title={Central Nervous System Complications of Thermal Burns A Postmortem Study of 139 Patients},
  author={M. Winkelman and P. Galloway},
We report a retrospective, clinicopathologic study of 139 patients who died during treatment of a severe burn. Fifty-three percent of the patients had central nervous system (CNS) complications-infections, cerebral infarcts and hemorrhages, metabolic encephalopathies, central pontine myelinolysis, and cerebral trauma. Children and adults were equally affected. Sixteen percent of the patients had a CNS infection. Candida species, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa caused almost 80… Expand
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