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Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns (cont.)

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Superficial burn. Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin.
Superficial burn. Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin.
Superficial partial-thickness burn without blisters. Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin.
Superficial partial-thickness burn without blisters. Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin.
Superficial partial-thickness burn. This image demonstrates associated blister formation. Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin.
Superficial partial-thickness burn. This image demonstrates associated blister formation. Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin.
Deep partial-thickness burn. Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin.
Deep partial-thickness burn. Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin.
Partial-thickness and full-thickness burns from structure fire. Note facial involvement. Image courtesy of Roy Alson, MD, PhD.
Partial-thickness and full-thickness burns from structure fire. Note facial involvement. Image courtesy of Roy Alson, MD, PhD.
Full-thickness burn. Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin.
Full-thickness burn. Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin.
Rule of Nines for calculating burn area. Image courtesy of Roy Alson, MD, PhD.
Rule of Nines for calculating burn area. Image courtesy of Roy Alson, MD, PhD.
Child with burns from a scald. Hot soup was spilled when the child grabbed the handle of a pot. Note full-thickness burn to left upper chest. Swelling of lips and blisters on face and nose indicate second-degree burns of face. Image courtesy of Roy Alson, MD, PhD.
Child with burns from a scald. Hot soup was spilled when the child grabbed the handle of a pot. Note full-thickness burn to left upper chest. Swelling of lips and blisters on face and nose indicate second-degree burns of face. Image courtesy of Roy Alson, MD, PhD.

Medically reviewed by Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; American Board of Family Medicine

REFERENCE:

American Burn Association


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/30/2014

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