fourth-degree burn


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fourth-degree burn

a burn that extends deeply into the subcutaneous tissue, completely destroying the skin, subcutaneous fat, and underlying tendons, and sometimes involving muscle, fascia, or bone.
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Last February, Zisk received fourth-degree burns after water from the tap scalded his hands in an apartment he had rented with his wife.
When he was 18, a motorbike accident left him with third- and fourth-degree burns over 85 percent of his body and claimed the arm and his left pinky.

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