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Emergency care of moderate and severe thermal burns in children

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Mark D Joffe, MD
Section Editor
Richard G Bachur, MD
Deputy Editor
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH

INTRODUCTION

This topic will review the emergency care of moderate and severe thermal burns in children, corresponding to partial and full thickness burns (table 1).

The care of adult burn patients, minor thermal burns, smoke inhalation, chemical burns to the skin and eye, electrical injuries, and ongoing burn management, are discussed separately.

(See "Emergency care of moderate and severe thermal burns in adults".)

(See "Treatment of minor thermal burns".)

(See "Inhalation injury from heat, smoke, or chemical irritants".)

                            
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