Sepsis risk factor in mount Merapi eruption victims with 2nd or 3rd degree of burn injury

Yamoguna Zega(1*), Ishandono Dachlan(2)

(1) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada /Dr. Sardjito General Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(2) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada/Dr. Sardjito Hospital
(*) Corresponding Author


Sepsis is one of the fatal complications of burns. It is the most common cause of death
from burns. Burn sepsis usually occurs after a burn injury develops into infection. This
study was conducted to determine correlation between age, burn area, inhalation trauma,
enteral nutrition start time, escarotomy time, and albumin level of sepsis in patients
with 2nd or 3rd degree burn injury. This was a cross sectional study during May to June
2012. The subjects in this study were 39 victims of mount Merapi eruption in 2010 who
suffered 2nd or 3rd degree of burns injury. The result showed the correlation between
widespread burns, inhalation trauma, time of escarotomy, and albumin levels with sepsis
(p < 0.05). In conclusion, the risk factor for sepsis in patients with 2nd or 3rd degree of
burns injury are the area of burns (> 50%), inhalation trauma, time of escarotomy (> 72
hours), and albumin levels (<3.5g/dL).


human saliva – aloe vera – natrium chloride – 2nd degree burn injury

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