Deep Frostbite

Deep Frostbite is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles

  • Deep frostbite involves death of skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscle (third degree) or deep tendons and bones (fourth degree).
  • Diabetes mellitus, peripheral vascular disease, an outdoor lifestyle, and high altitude are additional risk factors.

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General Principles

  • Deep frostbite involves death of skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscle (third degree) or deep tendons and bones (fourth degree).
  • Diabetes mellitus, peripheral vascular disease, an outdoor lifestyle, and high altitude are additional risk factors.

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