Blast injuries combine common polytrauma mechanisms – blunt, penetrating, burns – with the unique pathophysiology of blast wave injuries, and mass casualty scenarios. While rare, these patients are resource-intensive, prone to delayed yet rapid clinical deterioration, and carry high morbidity and mortality.
High risk and low prevalence diseases: Blast injuries. Am J Emerg Med. 2023 Aug;70:46-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2023.05.003. Epub 2023 May 5.