Major complications 
  • Burn shock
  •  Pulmonary complications due to inhalation injury : stridor with breathing
  • Bacterial infection which may lead to a blood stream infection: sepsis 
  • Fluid loss including low blood volume: hypovolemia 
  • Dangerous low body temperature: hypothermia 
  • Cardiac arrhythmia 
  • Scars or ridged areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissues: keloids
  • Acute renal failure 
  • Curlings ulcer in large burns over 30% usually after 9th day 
  • Death
Early complications 
  • Shock: neurogenic, hypovolemic, septic
  • Asphyxia due to oedema of the glottis 
  • Toxaemia: acute and septic
  • Fluid and electrolyte disturbances 
  • Injury of blood vessels and nerves 
  • Acute gastric dilatation or paralytic ileus
  • Acute duodenal ulcers 
Delayed complications 
  • Infections : burn wound sepsis, pulmonary infection, line infection, fungal infection 
  • Pulmonary emboli or DVT
  • Multiple organ failure 
  • Anemia 
  • Hypothermia