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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 112-115

An unusual combination of complications in a pediatric burn patient with successful outcome

Department of Plastic Surgery, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Dr. Santhy Mohanachandran Nair
Department of Plastic Surgery, Baby Memorial Hospital, Indira Gandhi Road, Kozhikode - 673 004, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/ijb.ijb_25_18

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Accidental burns is one of the most commonly encountered condition in our society. Women and children are often affected. The case being discussed is of a burn victim who had a series of unexpected and rare life-threatening complications. The child developed complications of actively bleeding duodenal stress ulcer, deep-vein thrombosis, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thrombosis in addition to bacterial sepsis, during the hospital stay. All the complications that the child endured were unfortunate though not uncommon, and with the help of accurate diagnosis, treatment, and multidisciplinary team approach, we were able to save the child and enable him to lead a normal life.

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