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Electric heating pad burns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7533807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with sensory deficits are especially prone to heating pad burns. Two cases are reported of patients with anesthetic skin who received partial and full-thickness burns of their feet from an electric heating pad. These burn injuries could have been prevented if the patients understood the potential hazard of heating pads.
T J Bill; R F Edlich; H N Himel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:    1994 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-12     Completed Date:  1995-04-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  819-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville 22908.
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MeSH Terms
Burns, Electric / etiology*
Chronic Disease
Diabetic Neuropathies / complications
Foot Injuries / etiology*
Household Articles*
Palliative Care
Spinal Dysraphism / complications

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