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Burns in Pregnancy

  • Reeti Mehra
  • Sanjay Gupta
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Abstract

Burn injuries during pregnancy are relatively rare; the exact incidence is still not known. Most of the available series are from developing nations and a very few from developed nations. Burns pose additional stress on the body systems that are already highly modified. Though the number of factors has been identified, maternal and foetal outcome in a burned pregnant patient significantly depends on the size of the burn wound. Because of paucity of data, standard guidelines for the management are lacking in the literature. However, multidisciplinary approach involving burn specialist surgeon, intensivist and obstetrician has been found to be vital for successful outcome of such patients.

Keywords

Thermal Injury Total Body Surface Area Inhalation Injury Intrauterine Foetal Death Burned Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyGovt. Medical College and HospitalChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryGovt. Medical College and HospitalChandigarhIndia

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