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Wilderness: Burns (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

burns, heat injury, thermal injury, chemical burn, first-degree burn, second-degree burn, third-degree burn, sunburn, burn blisters

Author and Editor

Author: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

REFERENCES:

MedscapeReference.com. Emergent Management of Thermal Burns.

MedscapeReference.com. Chemical Burns in Emergency Medicine.


Last Editorial Review: 7/27/2012

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