Central Nervous System Infections in Patients with Severe Burns
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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Background Central Nervous System CNS infections develop in 3 of neurosurgical ICU patients and 0.4 2 of al patients hospitalized with head trauma. CNS infection incidence in burn patients is unknown and this study sets out to identify the incidence and risk factors associated with CNS infections. Methods A retrospective electronic hart review was performed from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2008 evaluating inpatient medical records along with cerebrospinal fluid CSF microbiological results for the presence of CNS infection. The presence of facial and head injuries and burns, along with intracranial interventions were reviewed for association with CNS infections.
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