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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Second-degree burns on his face, arms, hands, legs and feet.
He spent months in a hospital burns unit with second-degree burns and a broken arm.
SPRINGFIELD - The first of several fundraisers will be held today to help cover the medical costs of Lisa Rulien, a 22-year-old Springfield woman who suffered extensive second-degree burns while vacationing in Northern California over Memorial Day weekend.
An inquest at Leamington Town Hall yesterday heard that Gillian Blann suffered second-degree burns over 90 per cent of her body.
One tanker holds enough gas to heat about three million homes for four and a half days--or if the tanker were hit by a rocket, the spilled gas could vaporize and ignite in the air, causing second-degree burns and damaging buildings a mile away.
Second-degree burns affect both the outer-layer epidermis and the underlying-layer of skin, the dermis.
The Wound Dressing is indicated for the management of chronic skin wounds including decubitus (pressure) ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and diabetic ulcers as well as second-degree burns and post-radiation dermatitis.
Two workers were taken to a hospital with first- and second-degree burns.
The youngster staggered to a neighbour's house for help and was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham suffering from second-degree burns.
He suffered fractures to an arm and hip, together with second-degree burns from the electrical wires.
About 8 hours later, the infant had second-degree burns on her feet and ankles.

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