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Burns

  • Mary OBrien
Chapter
  • Epidermal burn:
    • A burn that affects only the epidermis (e.g., Sunburn)

  • Superficial burn:
    • A painful partial thickness burn affecting the epidermis and upper dermis, commonly accompanied by blistering

  • Deep dermal burn:
    • A partial thickness burn extending deep into the dermis with fixed staining becoming evident 48 h post injury. Potential regeneration due to some skin adnexal structure sparing

  • Full thickness burn:
    • A burn extending through the full thickness of the skin and potentially deeper, associated with destruction of all skin adnexae

11.1 Classification of Burn Depth

 

Partial thickness

     

Full thickness

 
 

Superficial

Superficial

Mid dermal

Deep dermal

Dermal

 

Color

Red

Pale pink

Dark pink

Red fixed staining

White

 

Refill

+

+

Slow

 

Sensation

+

+

+

 

Blisters

Small

Large

 

Healing

+

+

Usually

−/+

 

Keywords

Major Histocompatibility Complex Partial Thickness Total Body Surface Area Mechanical Barrier Inhalational Injury 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary OBrien
    • 1
  1. 1.Consultant Plastic and Hand SurgeonPulvertaft Hand CentreDerbyUK

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