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A 5-year-old with a Hand Burn


The mother reports the child spilled hot liquid while removing a cup from the microwave. Does the injury match the claim?

A 5 y/o boy is seen for a hand burn, 9 days post-injury. He was treated in the ED after scalding water spilled on the back of his hand. Silver sulfadiazine was prescribed. Initial blister burst within 1 day of burn. Pain now managable.


How severe is this burn? Was this an accident?

A. First degree burn
B. Second degree burn
C. Third degree burn
D. Non-accidental trauma
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