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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-59

Multiple organ failure in extensive burns

1 (Reader in Plastic )Surgery
2 M D (Reader)
3 (Ex- Resident Surgery
4 (Depatt. Of Bio-Chemistry Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India

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Development of various degrees of organ failures in severely burned patients is extremely high and often fatal. A studv was conducted to elucidate the etiology and clinical significance of Multiple Organ Failure (MOF) in burn patients. Fifty patients admitted with extensive burns more than 40% Total Body Surface Area (TBSA) involved were studied for the development of failure of vital organs especially the lungs, heart, kidneys, blood coagulation system, liver and pancreas. Thirty-five patients developed MO F and the most frequently involved organs were the lungs, followed by kidneys, heart, blood coagulation system, pancreas and liver. The mortality was 84% and inhalation injury along with shock were the common contributory factors to the morbidity and mortality. It was also elucidated that MOF can develop even without any focus of infection.

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