Substitution of exudative trace element losses in burned children
1 Paediatric Intensive Care Service, University Hospital Center (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
2 Department of Clinical Chemistry, Royal Liverpool University Hospital and University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3BX, UK
3 Adult Intensive Care Medicine Service and Burn Center, CHUV BH-08.612, Rue du Bugnon 46, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Critical Care 2010, 14:439 doi:10.1186/cc9198Published: 25 August 2010
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We describe an intravenous copper-selenium-zinc substitution policy in children with major burns using adult doses adapted to total body surface area. Blood levels and clinical course confirm its safety, with a rapidly favourable clinical evolution.