International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Surgery | India | Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022

A Study to Evaluate Burn Wounds and their Microbiological Profile

Kumari Madhu [2] | Ajju Kumar [3] | Shital Malua [2]

Abstract: Introduction: Around 3, 00,000 annual deaths occur due to burn globally. Southeast Asian region contributes to 57% of them. Sepsis is responsible for 75% of deaths due to burn injuries particularly in developing nations. Aims and Objectives: To assess the microbiological profile of burn wounds. Material and Methods: Total 60 patients admitted with thermal burn injuries involving more than 20% of total body surface area were included in this cross sectional observational study. Swabs taken from the burn wounds were sent for microbiological examination. Results: 71.1% of females were affected and Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the most common micro-organism isolated from burn wounds. Conclusion: As sepsis is the most common cause for death among burn patients, identification of the micro-organism responsible for sepsis among burn patients is important, so that micro-organism specific therapy can be initiated.

Keywords: burn wounds, microbiological profile, Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022,

Pages: 752 - 754

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