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partial-thickness burn

 

Definition: a burn involving the epidermis and dermis and usually forming blisters that may be superficial. If it involves all levels of the dermis, the skin appendages are preserved. Reepithelialization occurs from squamous cell preserved in the skin appendages.

Synonym(s): second-degree burn

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