Difference between revisions of "Cold injuries"

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==[[Pernio (Chilblains)]]==
==[[Pernio (Chilblains)]]==
==Cold Panniculitis==
==[[Cold Panniculitis]]==
*Prolonged exposure to temp >freezing leads to mild necrosis of subcutaneous fat tissue
*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==
==Cold Urticaria==

Revision as of 06:24, 3 December 2013


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

Trench Foot

Pernio (Chilblains)

Cold Panniculitis

Cold Urticaria

  • 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