A letter from Malawi

A letter from Malawi Eur J Plast Surg (2006) 29: 97–98 DOI 10.1007/s00238-006-0051-4 LETTER TO THE EDITOR George Virich Received: 10 November 2005 / Accepted: 23 February 2006 / Published online: 20 June 2006 # Springer-Verlag 2006 Dear Sir, Prevalence rates for HIV/AIDS among local population Malawi is a south-eastern African country with a popu- vary slightly. James et al. [3] suggested that one in three lation of approximately 11 million. It is one of the ten aged 15 and above are HIV-positive. None of the patients poorest countries in the world, but also a country of encountered were tested for HIV as there were no in- stunning natural beauty [1]. Blantyre, a city of 2 million, is dications for it. Malawi’s cultural and economic centre, and houses its only Malnutrition was a common problem among burn burn unit. patients. This is consistent with the finding by Kurth [4], Burn care is provided at Queen Elizabeth Central who reported chronic malnutrition rates in Malawi children Hospital, Blantyre. The burn unit consists of a few of between 36 and 41%. inpatient beds, an outpatient clinic, and an operating For second degree burns, the standard treatment for theatre. Since it first started treating patients in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

A letter from Malawi

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-006-0051-4
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Eur J Plast Surg (2006) 29: 97–98 DOI 10.1007/s00238-006-0051-4 LETTER TO THE EDITOR George Virich Received: 10 November 2005 / Accepted: 23 February 2006 / Published online: 20 June 2006 # Springer-Verlag 2006 Dear Sir, Prevalence rates for HIV/AIDS among local population Malawi is a south-eastern African country with a popu- vary slightly. James et al. [3] suggested that one in three lation of approximately 11 million. It is one of the ten aged 15 and above are HIV-positive. None of the patients poorest countries in the world, but also a country of encountered were tested for HIV as there were no in- stunning natural beauty [1]. Blantyre, a city of 2 million, is dications for it. Malawi’s cultural and economic centre, and houses its only Malnutrition was a common problem among burn burn unit. patients. This is consistent with the finding by Kurth [4], Burn care is provided at Queen Elizabeth Central who reported chronic malnutrition rates in Malawi children Hospital, Blantyre. The burn unit consists of a few of between 36 and 41%. inpatient beds, an outpatient clinic, and an operating For second degree burns, the standard treatment for theatre. Since it first started treating patients in

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 1, 2006

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