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A comparison of topical Phenytoin with Silverex in the treatment of superficial dermal burn wounds

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dc.creator Carneiro, P.M.R.
dc.creator Rwanyuma, L.R.J.
dc.creator Mkony, C.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-10T12:56:16Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:53:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-10T12:56:16Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:53:44Z
dc.date.created 2014-11-10T12:56:16Z
dc.date.issued 2002-09
dc.identifier Carneiro, PMR (et al) (2002) A comparison of topical Phenytoin with Silverex in the treatment of superficial dermal burn wounds.CAJM,Vol 48 no 9.Harare,Avondale:CAJM
dc.identifier 0008-9176
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/5014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/1764
dc.description.abstract Burn injuries constitute a major health problem causing considerable morbidity and mortality in Tanzania and around the world. It is a common surgical problem and leading cause of death (20% mortality) in our paediatric surgical ward (Morbidity/Mortality report 2000 — Muhimbili National Hospital). Mzezewa et al. reported an overall mortality of 22% in a three year study at the Harare Burn Units. Inappropriate treatment facilities lead to severe complications like wound infections and septicaemia, anaemia and contracture deformities resulting in prolonged hospitalization with enormous economic impact in medical cost and loss of time from school and work. Socio-economic factors contributing to increased incidence of burns especially in children include domestic accidents resulting from explosion of cheap kerosene stoves, poor architectural design of the kitchen in low-income families and cooking on open fires at floor level often in the open where children are playing.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe
dc.subject Health
dc.title A comparison of topical Phenytoin with Silverex in the treatment of superficial dermal burn wounds
dc.type Article


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