superficial burn


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su·per·fi·cial burn

a burn involving only the epidermis and causing erythema and edema without vesiculation.
Synonym(s): first-degree burn

su·per·fi·cial burn

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl bŭrn)
A burn involving only the epidermis and causing erythema and edema without vesiculation.
Synonym(s): first-degree burn.

su·per·fi·cial burn

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl bŭrn)
Epidermal burn causing erythema and edema without vesiculation.
Synonym(s): first-degree burn.
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Reindler, who was rear-ended by a rival after stalling on the start line, managed to scramble out of his car and escaped from the inferno with superficial burns to his hands and face.
He was transferred to Mounira Hospital and found to have superficial burns on his right leg with 5 percent intensity, according to the Ministry of Health.
Assessment of depth, though difficult to the untrained eye, is important for planning treatment, as superficial burns will heal spontaneously while deep burns need surgical intervention (Table I).
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The 45-year-old suffered superficial burns to his hands, stomach and legs after the compressed oxygen in the cylinder flashed and burst into flames.
Superficial burns don't necessarily require infection prophylaxis, but all other burns should get topical infection measures.
* Superficial burns to the fingers and hand from simply handling the lighting devices or from faulty fuses
Steve Parry, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: 'The man suffered 20 per cent superficial burns as a result of electrocution.
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But in May 2000 a report in the British Medical Journal revealed that six out of 14 men tested with the drug suffered superficial burns after exposure to daylight.

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