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Citation

Asena M, Aydin Ozturk P, Ozturk U. Int. Wound J. 2019; ePub(ePub): ePub.

Affiliation

Department of Neurology, Gazi Yasargil Education Research Hospital, Health Science University, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

10.1111/iwj.13244

PMID

31680429

Abstract

Paediatric burn wounds are challenging conditions to manage for both the doctors and patients and can cause several complications entailing a complicated treatment and recovery process. This study aims to evaluate sociodemographic conditions and antibiogram culture results of paediatric burn wounds. Our study retrospectively evaluated 419 paediatric patients with burns regarding age, gender, burn area and degree, total days spent in hospital, surgical history, final condition, additional disease history, previous attempts, and culture results with their antibiotic resistances, haemogram results, C-reactive protein results, sociocultural conditions, burned region of the body, and structure of the burn. The prominent observations were an increased rate of incidence in male patients and patients with low socioeconomic conditions, the highest incidence of burns from scalding and domestic accidents, and the highest incidence of third-degree burns. Furthermore, even though the most encountered burn types were extremity burns, the burn types with the highest culture growth ratio were the perineum burns. The dominant culture growth bacterial group was coagulase-negative staphylococcus, and the ratio of medication resistance was 67.8%. It is imperative to raise awareness regarding domestic accidents to prevent paediatric burn wounds. The mortality risk can be reduced by carefully monitoring multiple organ involvement and providing timely treatment. Moreover, appropriate wound care is warranted to avoid infection from skin flora.

© 2019 Medicalhelplines.com Inc and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Language: en

Keywords

burn wound features; culture antibiogram; paediatric burns

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