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Khirurgiia (Mosk). 1993 Mar;(3):27-32.

[Gunshot wound sepsis].

[Article in Russian]


The authors emphasize that the origin of gunshot sepsis has specific features which are due to the peculiar effect of modern gunshot injury on the organism, the development of primary and secondary polyorganic deficiency, immunodeficiency among others. According to the authors, gunshot sepsis is encountered in 3.6% of cases among various infectious-purulent complications of gunshot wounds, usually in injuries to the lower extremities and pelvis, with 52.3% lethality. Improvement of the outcomes of gunshot sepsis is connected with refined organization of medical aid to the injured on the stages of medical evacuation, monitoring operative control over the course of the wound process, the use of medicinal agents which raise the viability of the damaged tissues and the organism's immunoresistance, improvement of the methods of surgical debridement of gunshot wounds and detoxification of the organism.

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