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Deep tissue damage almost always accompanies local and regional cutaneous burn injuries, especially in electrical burns. The lungs and the heart can be affected by high-voltage arcs in electrical injuries of the chest wall. A 14-year-old boy was electrocuted by an electrical current of 25 000 V. There were second- and third-degree burns on 35% of the total body surface. There was also a severe burn injury extending …
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This case report was presented at the 27th National Congress of Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Konya, Turkey, 14–17 September, 2005.
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