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Letter

Diagnostic criteria and treatment protocol for post-burn sepsis

Peng Yizhi, Chen Jing, Yuan Zhiqiang, Li Xiaolu, Luo Gaoxing, Wu Jun* and on behalf of Editorial Board of Guidelines for the Treatment of Burn Infection, Chinese Medical Association

Author Affiliations

State Key Laboratory of Trauma, Burns and Combined Injury, Chongqing Key Laboratory for Proteomics Disease, Institute of Burn Research, Southwest Hospital, the Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China

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Critical Care 2013, 17:406  doi:10.1186/cc11912

Published: 18 January 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

The diagnostic criteria of sepsis have been in accordance with those of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome for decades [1]. Scholars find them inadequate, however, especially for burn patients. After discussion by burn experts in China [2], the following diagnostic criteria and therapy guidelines for sepsis are suggested.