This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Chest problems

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

The chest complications of a burn include:

  • inhalation of hot gases
  • inhalation of poisonous gases

Stridor and pulmonary oedema are the commonest presentations.

Chest infection is common. Often the same pathogens are cultured from the sputum as are found in infected burns.

Create an account to add page annotations

Annotations allow you to add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation. E.g. a website or number. This information will always show when you visit this page.