Outcome of Conservative Management of Burns: Critical Review

  • A M Samie
  • K M Mohamed


Background: Management of burn continues to be a great challenge. Dressing and topical antibiotics reduce mortality by fifty percent and it is thought to reduce infection rate and retains moisture. Objectives: To assess long term complications of burns in patients treated in general surgical units. Patient and methods: Su CW and Alizadeh K classification was used in hypertrophic scars assessment. The state of depression was assessed using Beck classification of depression for 112 patients treated at Khartoum Teaching Hospital and Soba University Hospital between Jan1999- Feb2000 Results and discusion: 42(37.5%) had hypertrophic scars. Color changes were seen in 17 patients. Chronic ulcers were seen in seven patients, in three of them it was Marjolins ulcer. 20(28.6%) had mild and three (4.3%) had severe depression. Conclusion: Conservative management of burns is associated with more wound complications.

Sudan Joural of Medical Studies Vol. 2 (1) 2007: pp. 25-28

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