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Second-Degree Burn: Superficial Partial-Thickness Burn

Second-degree burn: superficial partial-thickness burn

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised December 27, 2012

Last Revised: December 27, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

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