A thermal burn is an injury caused by exposure to heat sufficient to cause damage to the skin, and possibly deeper tissue. Most thermal burns are caused in one of the following ways, Flame, Hot Liquids, Hot Objects, Flash Injuries and Sunburn.
The burn wound is a complex and dynamic injury characterized by a zone of coagulation, surrounded by an area of stasis, and bordered by an area of Injury affects the skin and in some cases muscle and bone.
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S. Lakshmi Prabha. Nutritional management for thermally injured patients. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 3(2): April- June, 2015; Page 170-172.