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Environmental Disorders

  • Joseph Varon
  • Pilar Acosta
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

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