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Hot asphalt burns: a review of injuries and management options

Published:January 21, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2014.01.007
      Hot asphalt burns to human tissue can increase the likelihood of infection and potential conversion of partial thickness to full-thickness injuries. Successful intervention for hot asphalt burns requires immediate and effective cooling of the asphalt on the tissue followed by subsequent gradual removal of the cooled asphalt.
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