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A Study to Evaluate Burn Wounds and their Microbiological Profile

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 1)

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Page : 752-754

Keywords : burn wounds; microbiological profile; Pseudomonas aeruginosa;

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Introduction: Around 3, 00,000 annual deaths occur due to burn globally. Southeast Asian region contributes to 57% of them. Sepsis is responsible for 75% of deaths due to burn injuries particularly in developing nations. Aims and Objectives: To assess the microbiological profile of burn wounds. Material and Methods: Total 60 patients admitted with thermal burn injuries involving more than 20% of total body surface area were included in this cross sectional observational study. Swabs taken from the burn wounds were sent for microbiological examination. Results: 71.1% of females were affected and Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the most common micro-organism isolated from burn wounds. Conclusion: As sepsis is the most common cause for death among burn patients, identification of the micro-organism responsible for sepsis among burn patients is important, so that micro-organism specific therapy can be initiated.

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