ND90.2/T20 Burn of head or neck except face, deep partial thickness burn



Deep partial thickness burn of the head or neck, excluding the face, is usually caused by trauma from heat, electricity, chemicals and radiation.


Diagnosis of a deep partial thickness burn is usually made on the basis of clinical examination, skin biopsy results, and imaging.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of deep partial thickness burn includes contact dermatitis, scalds, lacerations, electric shock, chemical burns, radiation burns, and thermal burns.


Treatment for deep partial thickness burn of the head or neck includes wound care, antibiotics, topical and systemic pain medication, fluid replacement, and skin grafting.


The prognosis for deep partial thickness burn of the head or neck is generally good with proper treatment. Complications such as infection, scarring, and tissue necrosis can occur if not treated properly.

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