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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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WIEGERING CECCHI, Guillermo Martin et al. Clinical-epidemiological characteristics and prescribing patterns for burns in three hospitals in Lima, Peru. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2019, vol.36, n.1, pp.68-73. ISSN 1726-4634.

In order to describe the clinical-epidemiological characteristics and medical prescription patterns of patients with first- and second-degree burns who visited three reference hospitals in Lima, a cross-sectional study was carried out to collect data on demographics, medical history, clinical evaluation, and treatment received by 561 participants. The use of antibiotics and moisturizing agents was 64.7% and 4.2% in immediate care centers; and 41.7% and 44.7% in specialized burn-care services. Argenic sulfadiazine was the most commonly used topical antibiotic in immediate care services compared to burned units (80.2% vs. 34.5%). Burn management was more comprehensive in burn services than in immediate care. Also, more than a quarter of the patients who sought emergency care did so within 24 hours of the burn.

Keywords : Burns; Burn Units; Treatment; Peru.

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