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Clinical Signs of Invasive Infection of Burn Wound

Purpose:

To evaluate a burn wound for clinical signs suggesting an invasive infection based on the criteria of Cioffi et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

T20-T25, T26-T28, T29-T32

Description:

A burn wound that has developed an invasive infection may show a number of clinical signs. There is a tendency for infections to be caused by organisms resistant to topical antimicrobials or antibiotic prophylaxis, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa or fungi.

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