Environmental Disorders



It is estimated that 2 million people are burned annually in the United States. Of them, over 130,000 are children under the age of 15. Although most of these burns are minor, approximately 3–5% of burn injuries are life threatening.


Body Surface Area Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Heat Stroke Inhalation Injury Cardiac Dysrhythmia 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

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