Burns 2018 May 21;44(3):718-723. Epub 2018 Mar 21.
Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Burns, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt. Electronic address:
: Scalds are the most common cause of burns in children, yet there is little information available about the inflammatory response. The aim of the study was to investigate the response to treatment with antibiotics among scalded children by following the C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration, procalcitonin (PCT) concentration, and white blood cell count (WCC) during the first two weeks after injury.Methods
: All children with scalds who presented to the Burn Centre during 2010-2016 were included in this retrospective study. Read More