Full-thickness burn and venous thrombosis following intravenous infusion of microwave-heated crystalloid fluids

K. Sieunarine*, G. H. White

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    Abstract

    Use of microwave-heated crystalloid fluid has been recommended as one method of correcting hypothermia during resuscitation. We report a case of full-thickness burns and venous thrombosis after microwave-heated crystalloid was infused in the management of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. This case highlights the severity of the burn injury that can occur with infusion of heated fluids. Measuring the temperature of the fluid before the start of the infusion will avoid this complication.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)568-569
    Number of pages2
    JournalBurns
    Volume22
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996

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