Burn Injuries: Types, Causes and Treatments

Estimates from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey suggest that approximately 486, 000 Americans receive medical treatment for burns each year. Varied in severity, type, and cause, these injuries can cause permanent or long-term damage to the body's external tissues. In the most severe of cases, burns may result in shock or even death. The following outlines the types, causes, and most common treatments. Causes of Burns Burns injuries [...]