Pulmonary complications in the burn patient.

  title={Pulmonary complications in the burn patient.},
  author={Joel H Horovitz},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={489-94, 496}
Pulmonary complications--carbon monoxide poisoning, upper airways obstruction, and acute pulmonary insufficiency--occur frequently in patients hospitalized because of burns and/or smoke inhalation. The morbidity and mortality of these complications are quite high; therefore, early diagnosis and early institution of therapy are mandatory.