35 eggs per day in the treatment of severe burns

Br J Plast Surg. 1975 Jul;28(3):185-8. doi: 10.1016/0007-1226(75)90127-7.


A regime involving the dietary management of 8 severely burned patients has been described, the main feature of this diet being the high egg intake. The eggs were given in a variety of forms without any untoward effects and without any distaste being developed. No pathological levels of serum lipoproteins or cholesterol were attained. Serum proteins from an initial low level reached normal values within a relatively short time. It is felt that a high egg diet is a valuable and safe addition in the management of severely burned patients.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Proteins / analysis
  • Burns / diet therapy*
  • Cholesterol / blood
  • Eggs*
  • Humans
  • Lipoproteins / blood
  • Nitrogen / metabolism
  • Serum Albumin / analysis
  • Serum Globulins / analysis


  • Blood Proteins
  • Lipoproteins
  • Serum Albumin
  • Serum Globulins
  • Cholesterol
  • Nitrogen