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Second-Degree Burn: Superficial Partial-Thickness Burn


Picture of second-degree burn: superficial partial thickness burn

A superficial second-degree burn injures the top layer of skin (epidermis) and may injure a small area of the tissue (dermis) below the skin.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedJanuary 4, 2011

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