Cardiac infections in burns

Andrew M. Munster, Frank C. DiVincenti, F. D. Foley, Basil A. Pruitt

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The clinical and pathologic features of sixty-four cases of infection of the heart in 3,064 burned patients are reviewed. In the majority of the cases, the heart became involved as part of a generalized septicemia with a portal of entry through either the burn wound or an infected cannulated vein. The mortality was very high; nevertheless, when the source of sepsis could be promptly isolated and treated, survivals did occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-527
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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