Treatment of patients with severe burn injuries: the impact of schizophrenia.

@article{Kamolz2003TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of patients with severe burn injuries: the impact of schizophrenia.},
  author={L-P Kamolz and Harald L. Andel and Armin Schmidtke and Diletta Valentini and Guenther Meissl and Manfred Frey},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          49-53
        }
}
Four patients treated in one ward of a psychiatric clinic were admitted to our burn unit within 2 months due to severe burn injuries. The patients showed signs of a self-mutilation epidemic. All four patients were female and the mean age was 28 years. The psychiatric diagnosis was schizophrenia in all patients (ICD 10: F20.9). The ignition of flammable liquid was the most common method and the mean burned TBSA was 33%. The mean severity score (ABSI) was 8 and the median hospital stay was 50… CONTINUE READING
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