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Pathophysiology and types of burns

Understanding the pathophysiology of a burn injury is important for effective management. In addition, different causes lead to different injury patterns, which require different management. It is therefore important to understand how a burn was caused and what kind of physiological response it will induce.




Shehan Hettiaratchy, specialist registrar in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Peter Dziewulski, consultant burns and plastic surgeon


BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1427