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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
*Frostbite occurs only when ambient temperatures are well below freezing
 
*Frostbite occurs only when ambient temperatures are well below freezing
*Nonfreezing cold injuries occur due to exposure to wet conditions when temper >freezing  
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*Nonfreezing cold injuries occur due to exposure to cold conditions above freezing  
  
==[[Trench Foot]]==
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==Differential Diagnosis==
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{{Cold injuries DDX}}
  
==[[Pernio (Chilblains)]]==
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==See Also==
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*[[Therapeutic hypothermia]]
  
==Cold Panniculitis==
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==References==
*Prolonged exposure to temp >freezing leads to mild necrosis of subcutaneous fat tissue
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*Seen in children (popsicles) and women involved in equestrian activities
 
*Resolution may result in adipose fibrosis w/ cosmetic defects
 
**There is no treatment
 
  
==Cold Urticaria==
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[[Category:Environmental]]
*Hypersensitivity to cold air or water which may lead to fatal anaphylaxis
 
*Treat similarly to urticarial lesions from other causes (i.e. antihistamines)
 
*Avoidance of cold is recommended
 
 
 
==Source==
 
Tintinalli
 
 
 
[[Category:Environ]]
 

Latest revision as of 00:24, 1 January 2017

Background

  • Frostbite occurs only when ambient temperatures are well below freezing
  • Nonfreezing cold injuries occur due to exposure to cold conditions above freezing

Differential Diagnosis

Cold injuries

See Also

References