second-degree burn

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second-degree burn

[′sek·ənd ¦di·grē ′bərn]
(medicine)
A burn that is more severe than a first-degree burn and is characterized by blistering as well as reddening of the skin, edema, and destruction of the superficial underlying tissues.
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Vibrilase may meet the medical need for a product that can rapidly and safely debride partial-thickness burns by potentially reducing the incidence of infection, improving the outcomes of skin grafts, and ultimately reducing the time to healing.
Conventional care of partial-thickness burns often requires twice-daily dressing changes to clean the wound and apply antimicrobial topical agents.
SJS and TEN are serious diseases in which extensive areas of skin peel off the body leaving large open wounds (greater than 30% of skin loss) similar in depth to superficial, partial-thickness burns.
The extriCARE[TM] 2400 system helps manage chronic, acute, traumatic, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, diabetic and pressure ulcers, flaps, and grafts.