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The experimental and clinical use of colour thermography in the evaluation of the extent and depth of burns

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Different methods are recommended and proved for the evaluation and determination of the extent and depth of 2 nd and 3 rd degree burns. In clinical and experimental studies thermography was found to be a reproducible screening method for the evaluation of the extent of burns not requiring contact, injection or manipulation. The different and very important influences from wound secretions and other factors have to be kept in mind in the evaluation of thermographic findings. For assessment of damage to deep structures the DPND reaction should be used. By combining the two methods early treatment can be performed more accurately and completely.

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Berger, A., Dahlberg, B.E., Gebhard, W. et al. The experimental and clinical use of colour thermography in the evaluation of the extent and depth of burns. Chir Plastica 3, 135–142 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00274247

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