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Research Progress of Burn Infection

  • Zichen Yang
  • Yizhi Peng
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Abstract

Infection is one of the leading causes of death in severely burned patients. Because of the destruction of the physiological defense barrier in the body surface and the decline of systemic immune function in severe burn patients, the presence of a wide range of necrotic tissues and the invasion of the external and internal bacterial flora have increased the susceptibility to infection. So it can be said that the threat of local or systemic infection after burns starts from the burn injuries and ends till the wound heals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zichen Yang
    • 1
  • Yizhi Peng
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Trauma, Burns and Combined Injury, Institute of Burn ResearchSouthwest Hospital, Third Military Medical UniversityChongqingP. R. China

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