quaternary blast injury

qua·ter·nar·y blast in·ju·ry

(kwah'tĕr-nar-ē blast in'jŭr-ē)
An injury or other condition (including burns and crush-type injury) caused by an explosion but not categorized as primary, secondary, or tertiary blast injury.
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Explosions result in four different types of injury which comprise primary injury (overpressure or implosion injury as a result of blast wave), secondary injury (caused by projectiles from primary bomb fragments or secondary fragments), tertiary injury (caused by whole body translocation due to blast wave energy) and quaternary blast injury (due to fire and heat generated from explosion)7.

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