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Table 5: Culture positivity of samples from burn patients with over 50% TBSA

From: Characteristics of burn deaths from 2003 to 2009 in a burn center: A retrospective study

Burn size Non-survivors Survivors
Samples (n=47) (n=99)
Blood 20 (42.55%)* 8 (8.08%)
Wound 33 (70.21%) 64 (64.65%)
Sputum 29 (61.70%)* 46 (46.46%)
  1. *P < 0.05 vs. survivors