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Journal of Burn Care & Research:
doi: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181923ef6
Systemic Therapies

Vitamin C and Smoke Inhalation Injury

Wolf, Steven E. MD

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Abstract

A second potential therapeutic option for the parenchymal damage caused by inhalation injury is systemic administration of intravenous agents. The unique nature of the effects of the burn and smoke on lung physiology and immunology create new opportunities for systemic treatments targeting specific aspects of the response to injury. In addition, systemic therapies could be either isolated or combined with inhalation therapies to achieve optimal clinical response. The two articles in this section of the compendium address different, yet promising, systemic therapies: antithrombin and vitamin C.

© 2009 The American Burn Association

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