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Profile of infections and antimicrobial treatment among burn-injury patients

Research paper by Delmo Sakabe, Fernando de Sá Del Fiol

Indexed on: 17 Jun '16Published on: 17 Jun '16Published in: AJIC - American Journal of Infection Control



Abstract

Infections are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among burn-injury patients. Even in the absence of documented infection, antibiotics are often given to burn-injury patients at the beginning of treatment, an empirical measure in response to signs and symptoms of infection. The choice of antimicrobial therapy for these patients should be based on technical criteria, based on laboratory findings, at the risk of further increasing antimicrobial resistance levels.