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Katrina B Mitchell, MD
A call to care
As a general surgery resident on my research sabbatical in East Africa, I observed the high burden of surgical disease children suffered there, particularly in trauma and burn injuries. Although international aid was being directed to infectious diseases, few governmental or nongovernmental funding agencies seemed to be addressing the issue of trauma and burn injuries in the pediatric population.
Dr. Katrina Mitchell's work with burn-injured children in northwestern Tanzania - Slideshow
See photos of Dr. Katrina Mitchell's work with burn-injured children in northwestern Tanzania, highlighting the need for greater global attention.
Treating infection in burns
Most pediatric burns are small and can be managed by primary care physicians. However, knowing when to contact a local burn center for assessment and treatment of burn injuries can minimize adverse outcomes and optimize care for the burn-injured child.

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