Authors: Christian Kaare Paaskesen Med. Stud, Eirini Tsigka, MD, MSc and Magnus Avnstorp, MD.
The skin is a natural barrier that prevents unwanted microorganisms from entering the body. Deep Burns and large wounds create defects in this barrier, which increases the likelihood of infection, substance losses and higher mortality(1).
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Illustrations: Christian Kaare Paaskesen Med. Stud.