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Third-Degree Burn: Full-Thickness Burn


Third-degree burn: full-thickness burn

A third-degree burn injures the top layer of skin (epidermis), the tissue (dermis), and the fatty tissue (subcutaneous tissue) under the skin, and spreads into muscle tissue.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedDecember 27, 2012

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