Is sepsis still a problem in burns?
Haberal, Mehmet;Bayraktar, U;Oner, Z;Bilgin, N;Ozturk, S
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From Ist January 1988 to 31st December 1988, 61 patients were admitted to our Bums Centre. The overall mortality was 19.67% 12 patients died and 49 patients were discharged. 8 (13.11%) adult patients died due to sepsis; in 7 of them, the bum cause was flame and in one electricity. 4 children died due to sepsis (bum cause hot liquid). Pseudomonas grew in 10 patients (83.33%), 7 adults and 3 children, and mixed bacteria in 2 patients (16.67%): in one adult (Pseudomonas, E. coli and Staph. coag+) and in one child (Pseudomonas, Proteus and Enterobacter).In this study, the great majority of evidence gathered by us revealed that sepsis is still an important problem among the patients who have presented at our Burns Centre.