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1

Burn severity depends on:

▫️ case of burn (thermal, chemical, radiation, electric)
▫️duration of the contract
▫️extent of burn surface
▫️site of injury

2

Burn pathology- classification

▫️superficial partial -thickness
▫️ deep partial-thickness
▫️full thickness

3

Complications of Burns:

▫️shift of plasma proteins and waters
▫️infection
▫️increase metabolic needs
▫️thermoregulation difficulties
▫️pain
▫️respiratory problems (inhalation of Carbon monoxide and/or damage to respiratory tract)