Burns. A retrospective study of the Burn Unit of the Hospital de Santa Maria.

A M Henriques, A I Gonçalves, M M Matos, M J Amaral


A retrospective analysis was made concerning 291 admissions to the Burn Care Unit from June 1987 to March 1992, due to acute burns. Within that considered period of time there was a progressive increase in the number of admissions. Of the patients admitted, patients 177 men were and 144 women. The average age was 33.7 years. The main etiology was thermal injury. The average time of admission was 24.3 days. The mortality rate was 18%. The observer complications were mainly cutaneous and were seen on patients who were lately debrided.

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