Study of Platelet Count as a Prognostic Factor in Burns Patients

M. Krithiga, . Kumaran
2021 Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International  
Aim: To study the platelet count as a prognostic indicator in burns patients Objective: To evaluate the platelet count in patients with burns and its significance in early detection of post burn septicemia. Methodology: A study was carried out in the department of surgery in Saveetha medical college from January to June 2021. 50 burns patients were included in the study and their platelet count was monitored on day 1 and assessed on day 7, 14 and 21 using standard methods. Based on the outcome
more » ... he patients were grouped as survivors and non survivors. Results: Out of the 50 patients 32 patients survived, 18 patients died. In both the groups the platelet count decreased initially. In the survivors group the platelet count increased gradually whereas in the non-survivors it was found to be decrease and continued till death. Conclusion: A decline in platelet count is a poor prognostic factor. The outcome of burns patients can be improved by giving appropriate and timely treatment.
doi:10.9734/jpri/2021/v33i48a33227 fatcat:oaeuihy3wff3rf3xstriourzpm