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Deafness and biochemical imbalance after burns treatment with topical antibiotics in young children. Report of 6 cases.
  1. M F Bamford,
  2. L F Jones

    Abstract

    Six children are described in whom deafness followed treatment of full thickness burns with topical antibiotic spray containing neomycin. 3 children developed hypocalcaemic tetany, and were shown to have a metabolic disorder involving hypocalcaemia, hypomagnesaemia, and hypokalaemia. The dangers of treating burns with topical ototoxic and nephrotoxic antibiotics are emphasised.

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