Thermal injury in pregnancy: predicting maternal and fetal outcome

P Agarwal
2005 Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery  
This study was undertaken to assess the parameters that may predict maternal and foetal outcome in 49 thermally injured pregnant women in a Plastic surgery unit in tertiary referral center in the last five years. There were 33 maternal deaths and 34 fetal deaths. In general, pregnancy as such does not influence maternal outcome after thermal injury. In first and second trimester best chance for foetal survival is to ensure maternal survival and in the last trimester fetal survival depends upon
more » ... vival depends upon fetal maturity. Maternal survival is less likely if the burn wound exceeds 50% total body surface area. Thermal injury does increase the risk of spontaneous abortion and premature labour. Early obstetric intervention is indicated in patients with fatal burn and complications.
doi:10.4103/0970-0358.19774 fatcat:4daizfj7efb3rfcerdnstk337q