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Second-Degree Burn: Superficial Partial-Thickness Burn

Second-Degree Burn: Superficial Partial-Thickness Burn

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A superficial second-degree burn injures the top layer of skin (epidermis) and may injure a small area of the tissue (dermis) below the skin.

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ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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