Antiseptics for burns

Authors: Norman G, Christie J, Liu Z, Westby MJ, Jefferies JM, Hudson T, Edwards J, Mohapatra DP, Hassan IA, Dumville JC

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD011821. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011821.pub2.

Background

Burn wounds cause high levels of morbidity and mortality worldwide. People with burns are particularly vulnerable to infections; over 75% of all burn deaths (after initial resuscitation) result from infection. Antiseptics are topical agents that act to prevent growth of micro-organisms. A wide range are used with the intention of preventing infection and promoting healing of burn wounds.

Objectives

To assess the effects and safety of antiseptics for the treatment of burns in any care setting.

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