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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 108-112

Major COVID-19-positive burns treated successfully

1 Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, SVP Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of General Medicine, SVP Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Vijay Y Bhatia
23, Armaan Bunglows, Near Sindhu Bhavan, Thaltej, Ahmedabad - 380 059, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/ijb.ijb_21_20

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Extensive burns are severe form of trauma causing a great threat to life. Approximately 300,000 deaths is attributed to burns annually, majority (>95%) of which occur in developing countries. Survival rate of patients decreases as the rate of burn increases. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has affected all the communities worldwide. It has strong infectivity and high transmission rate. When treating corona-virus-infected burns patients, prevention of cross infection to health workers becomes of utmost importance. Here, authors present a case of extensive burns along with COVID-19 infection, the precautions taken to prevent infection among health workers and protocols followed for management. The patient was treated over a span of 75 days where the patient was cured of COVID-19 in 21 days and underwent two surgeries with homograft and autograft application. Multidisciplinary approach with strict protocols of safety and vigilant monitoring is key to successful management.

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