Caption: The skin substitutes were engineered using split-thickness skin biopsies from 16 children with full-thickness burns
, said Steven Boyce, Ph.
One patient had a transverse colostomy because of full-thickness burns
to the left lower abdomen.
Injuries were due to fire in 3 cases and hot water in 1, resulting in deep partial- to full-thickness burns
of 21%, 45%, 33%, and 53% body surface area, respectively.
The victims had full-thickness burns
after hot knives, heated to at least 70C, were applied to their backs inscribing the word "Wakey" four to five inches high.
The pair had full-thickness burns
after hot knives were applied to their backs resulting in permanent scarring.
It may be possible to treat partial-thickness burns in a general hospital, but all full-thickness burns
exceeding 5% or those in special areas (hands, face, perineum) should be referred.
He has full-thickness burns
, meaning the skin won't grow back.
She suffered full-thickness burns
to her head and ears in the attack.
I suffered full-thickness burns
to my hands and full and partial-thickness burns to my face and burns to other parts of my body, including my legs and back, as a result of the explosion - it was a small price to pay for escaping with my life.